Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Today's blog entry is all about Duomo.

For 10 Euros you can buy a ticket to ride the elevator to the top of the cathedral and the treasury. It is worth every cent! Today I went back to Duomo and actually went inside and took some beautiful photographs, then rode the elevator to the top and took even more. Here are a few photos from my explorations, enjoy!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Today I am writing you from Milan, Italy! It is more beautiful than I could have possibly anticipated. . . I woke, I dressed, I gathered my things and locked the door behind me, found the metro, rode the train into Duomo, and when I walked up the stairs to stare directly at the front face of the cathedral I admit I got a little misty guys.

I walked through the seemingly ancient streets of Milan and each and every building was unique and beautiful. People were dressed in Prada and Gucci and everywhere there were little cafes and shops full of beautiful clothes. I am personally not one for clothes shopping, ok, I hate clothes shopping, but today I enjoyed it and actually picked a few things up! I will return to the states with some style.

I had a beautiful Italian affogatto ice cream snack with a real Italian espresso, followed by an Americano in a sidewalk cafe (thankfully with outside gas heaters because it was COLD) that bordered the face of the Duomo plazza.

I seriously cannot wrap my head around how beautiful it is here.

After much exploring I stumbled across a beautiful castle where I bought an original watercolor painting for my sister and had the fortune of taking some photos.

Around every corner of this beautiful city is something to excite and surprise me. I feel so fortunate to bring a camera here! I saw so much today and I still have another day to enjoy. Fantastic!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Today's post is in regards to my recent visit to Berlin, Germany! I had a fantastic time and the city couldn't have been more wonderful. I tried my best to see all the major sights and eat as much of the local cuisine as possible. :) Make sure you bring some comfy walking boots or else your feet are in for a surprise! Sure, Berlin has a great metro system, but who would want to be stuck underground when there is all this to feast your eyes on?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

This morning I am writing you guys from my breakfast table next to a well-defeated breakfast buffet in Berlin, Germany. Before I go out for a day of photo taking and exploring, I wanted to share a few more of my favorite photos of Copenhagen with you. The first photo is one of my favorites and was taken in the center of Copenhagen, the second is a beautiful little courtyard that features a very lovely little cafe on the bottom floor of the orange building on the left, and the last is down a beautiful side street.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

This month Constructive Tendencies will be updated from various places aroun Europe. Today's entry comes to you from Copenhagen, Denmark. I recently participated in a walking tour of the city and I learned a lot!

No matter where I point my camera I am hit by all of these beautiful photographs. The city is hundreds of years old, and it is so fantastic and odd to see a huge city built with such care. Each building is beautiful in its own way.

This is the first of many photographs to come that will help document my journey. Tomorrow I will travel to Berlin, Germany and my camera will be just as busy.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thank you Thomas Boydston for this great photo of me! You captured me in my truest form ;)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Years!

The new year sparks many new goals and projects, and this one is no different. This will be a year of many travels, lots of art, and getting back to my roots when it comes to my art supplies.