All posts tagged: travel

September faves

Stevie Nicks Interviews– She has such a dreamy way of speaking and a mind unlike anyone else. Click through a few of her interviews on youtube and you start to think of life differently. White Girl– Went for a long walk and ended up at a couture type theater that served edamame in buckets instead of popcorn. I bought a ticket to see this movie, even though I haven’t been to the movies in ages. It’s definitely not appropriate for younger audiences- the main character does so much cocaine it started to give me anxiety. But the cinematography, freedom, chaos, and love in this movie is so beautiful. The main character probably has about fifty words of dialogue in total and is most of the time zoning out or stressed looking into the lens, but I think a film is really successful when you feel everything they are feeling without words. Valley of the Dolls– A 60s classic that centers around 3 successful socialites who succumb to the monster of fame. The dialogue is awkward in …

San Gimignano, Siena, and Bologna (Italy pt 2)

IT SEEMS sad to group these three beautiful cities into one blog post, but I visited each for just one day. I was simply passing by, climbing towers, eating pumpkin ravioli, and basking in the changing colors and energy each city brought. SAN GIMIGNANO: This quaint medieval town feels like the set of an old black and white Italian movie. The city scape has various bell towers sticking out; each noble family had one. We climbed up one and got the best view of Italian countrysides and moss covered roof tops. It was raining on the day we visited settling a mist over the rolling hills. With my jacket clutched tight, we visited churches, walked along the winding cobblestone, explored a torture museum, and saw the old cisterns they used to drink from. SIENA: This city is known for its horse race held twice a year in the big square. It is rich with churches, bell towers, palaces, and other old buildings still preserved. I noticed a lot of celestial detailing in the churches; suns …