Yesterday I woke up around 7am and couldn't fall back asleep so I decided to make the most of my day and go to the fresh market for some groceries. I started close to home in Piazza San Marco for some breakfast at a little cafe with yummy breakfast sandwiches and cappuccinos. The man there told me I looked like an Italian Movie star haha I was so flattered! I actually have heard that I look Italian from a lot of Italians here. I definitely wouldn't mind being an Italian. On my way I passed a store that sold dance clothing and some pointe shoes. I had to walk in to look around since ballet has a near and dear place in my heart :). I could speak a little broken english/italian with the shop owner and told her I used to dance. I think its one of my goals to go see a ballet while Im here. After I left there I walked further down the street and passed a pet store where the owner spoke ABSOLUTELY no english but told me I could come in. I of course wanted to see if he had a peach faced love bird since my family used to have one. My visit was quite short because I stepped in the pile where he was sweeping and then yelled at me in Italian. haha all I could do was shrug and run out of the store... of course this had both of us laughing afterwards.
My delicious breakfast :)
Pointe shoes in the little dance shop
A line of Vespa's on my way to the market
Yummy!! Fresh fruit, Marzipan and my new favorite- Blood Orange juice!
Cheese at the market sold by my new friend Paula
Bread at the market
Me in front of the Ponte Vecchio
I had my first Travel Photography class yesterday from 3-5:30 which actually went by a lot faster than I anticipated. My professor is a really cute Italian man named Matteo, I kind of have a crush :). I learned a lot about the aperture, iso and shutter speed when taking photos and how to catch the essence of your surroundings while traveling. I cant wait to see how my photos change from how I take them now! I was originally taking Fashion Design studio but I think switching to this class was a smart move for my travels in Italy as well as Bali when I go in the end of August.
One of my favorite photos I've taken so far
The beautiful Duomo