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In my defense, I had 2 hours of tutorial in the morning, then an hour or so to try to track down my math professor, two hours worth of history, a group project, another tutorial, and then a math midterm. Which ended at 9:30. (At least I didn't have to take the late sitting: that's nine-thirty to eleven thirty.)

Well, now I have a grave-digger. Corpse digger. Who lives in Italy on the cusp of the Renaissance.

(Unfortunately I have a course in history during the 19th century Europe and a paper due this month; a certain amount of leaking is going to happen, I'm afraid.)

But, lest you think my life is a horrid frenzy of speedwalking - which sometimes it is, I have improved both my speedwalking and jaywalking skills - I actually live a lovely life. (This is not reflected on my journal.) And I have pictures which I took on Saturday. I found the most delightful, quaint garden on this ramble.

(Also, captions I have are below the pictures. It confuses me all the time when people have single-spaced pictures and text...I can never find which belongs to which.)

almost completely unlightened version: silhouettes of trees and tower against cloudy sky
This is just on the sidewalk, looking across to the building. There's actually a major road that is right below the view of the camera.

'gothic' version of above photo, with lightened colour
Modified slightly. It looks Gothic to me ;) Although really I should have cropped that wire out, I'm too tired to do it now.

Lightroom'd picture, showing range of colour and a rather sad realistic depiction
This is what it actually looked like (the camera recorded it like the first picture, and I like that better.) But this is approximately what it was like to my eyes. The ugly orange 'Pedestrians Wait for Gap' is now plainly visible.

looking up, buildings silhouetted with a tiny balloon flying off
It was a look-see day at the campus and a few balloons got released for some reason. I tried to whip out my camera as quick as I could, but it was far away when I got to it.

turreted tower with red balloon and blue blue skies
Same balloon, different building, different photo settings! The sky wasn't quite as blue, but it's possible my memory was faulty or the sun came out at that point...

green garden seen behind a foreground of wrought iron
The secret garden I found. I stumbled upon it unexpectedly and for a moment I thought I'd dreamed it. The grass was truly that green; tucked inside the buildings like a courtyard, the roads around it seemed to disappear. The pictures I took unfortunately do not do it anywhere near justice. This is my first glimpse, through the wrought iron.

red-pink roses focussed against bright grass
Weirdly I cannot seem to find where I focussed in this picture, but it looks sharp (o.O) This is in an adjacent garden, along the wall that separates the two gardens.

backlit with castle-like building against starburst of light
I do like these photos, which match up to the romanticized images I would like to hold of these buildings, old and beautiful. (Which they are!) It was getting on to about four or five o'clock by then, and I think I did something funny with the camera settings, so it came out really dark. This is mostly cropping, I think. Can't remember anymore.

and now I'm for sleep o/

Crosspost: http://silverflight8.dreamwidth.org/97550.html.


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 2nd, 2011 10:18 am (UTC)
This is near where you live? How beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing such lovely views of your world! :)
Nov. 2nd, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)
It is my campus! The rest of where I live is pretty normal metropolitan downtown, but the campus is lovely.
Nov. 2nd, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, I really love that Secret Garden!
Nov. 3rd, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)
I am so glad I discovered it. It just seems to be apart from everything, and if you didn't live there, you'd never know it existed.
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