3 Things I Learned in a Day in Rome
“I am still learning.”
Michelangelo, an Italian polymath, who painted the famous “Creation Of Adam” had said this at age 87. It is without a doubt that all of us learn something new every day, whether we notice it or not is a different story.
I am determined to exemplify this within my daily life and I invite all of you to do the same! Here is my day and my lessons…
October 29, 2016
7:40 am – Wake up, get ready, eat breakfast
8:00 am – Walk to Piazza Trilussa. (My class meets here for field trips to get on the bus).
9:00 am – Arrive to our first stop: Jubilee Church. A modern take on Roman churches. We have an hour to sketch!
Photo courtesy of Richard Meier Architects .
10:00 am -This day is occupied by a lot of bus time. But bus time is book time.
10:30 am – We arrive to our second stop: Corviale. A one kilometer long suburban building. We get more time for this massive structure. Hard to sketch here because there a lot of its inhabitants looking at 60 students looking back at them.
To get a sense of how dense this urban project is… the floor plans of this structure.
A gloomy look down to a forgotten courtyard.
12:00 pm – We arrive to our third stop: Palazzo Della Civilta del Lavoro.
12:40 pm – By this time I was so hungry, I actually opted for a quick meal in Mcdonalds.
2:00 pm – It was back on the bus and headed back to Trastevere.
3:00 pm – Back in Rome, and obviously, we head to studio to work. Luckily with such a great view we managed to catch a show.
7:00 pm – Finally dinner! With such a long day, I forewent my student budget and decided to eat out.
the day in review…
- Modern architecture does exist in Rome. As seen in Jubilee Church, the first stop, it is evident that traditional values of religion play a large role in influencing modern works. On my third stop, the building uses a traditional motif (the arches) on to a modern day building was interesting to see in Rome. I almost felt I wasn’t in Rome anymore!
- Have a critical eye- especially in architecture, I relate the buildings to an imaginary floor plan in my head, but on the second stop, I could barely grasp the size of it!
- Treat yourself! Especially after such a long day of school and homework, all it takes to rejuvenate could be a meal away from a screen.
What kind of lessons do you learn in your daily life? Leave a comment below!