College Trip to Europe
The kids and I are back from Europe! These past weeks I’ve taken a look back on my past European adventures to celebrate. Many were when I was traveling before Mike and I got married, while others were from our earliest escapades as a couple. Either way it was exciting to hop down memory lane. This week I’m sharing a few shots from my college trip to Europe. Enjoy!
Many years ago, when I was a young bright-eyed college kid, filled with wanderlust, adventure and not thinking about the student loans I was wracking up, I went to Europe. I didn’t do the usual backpacking route; no, I was more practical. I went with my school to finish up a few art history classes.
In three weeks we covered Venice, Florence and the South of France, seeing every single piece of art and architecture you could possibly imagine.
As you can imagine, I had a very hard time going to museums for many years after this trip.
I did however take a lot of photographs.
I had the time and energy to do night shoots, stalk people in their daily lives and look for the perfect light before capturing a moment.
Nowadays I feel like I barely frame up a shot before clicking the shutter and moving on. It’s not always that bad, but some times with kids you just have to shoot in the light you are given or miss out on the perfect moment because other things are more important.
That trip to Europe in college shaped a part of who I was. I may not have wanted to go to museums for a while, but I was ready to see more of Europe. Lucky for me I had an aunt who was just as eager. We went to Portugal.