There is something…magical…about doors in different cities. Each time I go to a new place, I notice that they each have unique doors and I fall in love.
Bologna was no exception. There are ton of beautiful and unique doors to be found if you slow down and take a look.
Here are some of my favourites:
Thanks to those fun Facebook memories, I was reminded that July 3rd, 2007 I arrived in Rome for the first time.
I had traveled before. We traveled to the Caribbean often and I had spent a month in Ireland a few years before, but this trip was different.
I was traveling as a supervisor for a high school English credit (which just so happened to have my brother and cousin taking the class). The students had class during the day, and we spent our afternoons Rome-ing around.
That first day exploring we visited the Baths of the Diocletion, the Piazza della Republica and the Spanish Steps. I remember so vividly walking from the Baths to the Spanish Steps when it hit me – these were the roads that an ancient civilization walked on, these were the places they built. Here I was, thousands of years later, being in awe of all of it. That feeling of being in awe followed me each day – to the Vatican, through the Forum, to the Pantheon and on our day trip to Florence.
That month changed my life. I learned so much, about myself and this beautiful city. I grew as a person. I found a strength in me I didn’t know I had. It sparked a love of travel and need to continue exploring the world.
No matter where my travels take me, I always feel a calling back to the Eternal City.
When you visit new places and cities, it is sometimes such an overload that we forget to slow down and look at the beautiful details that make each place so special.
Here are some details of Lisbon…