Sunday, 10 June 2012

End of academic year

The scholastic year is coming to a close here in the northern hemisphere as summer settles in and the tourists arrive in droves. In fact it seems most schools are already out as of this weekend (I happened across a joyfully noisy and chaotic teenage water fight centered around the fountain in Piazza Santo Spirito today which was presumably a needed release of stress after the high school final exams)... At the Russian Academy we have another week to go and are half way through 2 weeks of our anatomy intensive with Aleksy our guest teacher from Russia. We all seem to be rather lead-footed and ready for the holidays. Looking back over the past year I think (I hope) I've learned a lot since I've been with the Russians, although the more I learn the more I realise there is to learn. I'm planning to come back for another year but meanwhile I need a dose of Australia (and just as importantly I need to not be in Florence for the sweaty mosh-pit of August), so I'm heading home for 3 months, leaving the week after next and counting the sleeps til I'll be off the dreaded long-haul flight with my feet planted safely on the land of kangaroos and eucalyptus trees.

Reflecting on leaving Florence for a bit and how much I take for granted now all the object d'arte I see around me every day I decided to make a pictorial account of my daily trip to school. There are the great and obvious architectural feats and sculptures to behold and then there are the small details like door knockers and street lamps and things which could happily belong in a museum, or on a movie set. Click here to see the pics as well as of our final exhibition and a few other things that have been happening. Lots of love! marnie xxxxx
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