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L O V E LY P L AC E S BY CAMILLE GLORIOSO


L O V E LY P L AC E S BY CAMILLE GLORIOSO


L O V E LY P L AC E S BY CAMILLE GLORIOSO


FOR MY FAMILY who have made my experiences possible and my dreams achieveable,


C H I C AG O

I TA LY

SANTE FE

INNSBRUCK

P U E R TO R I C O


INTRODUCTION F rom a young age I was taught that traveling is a privillage and honor. My parents understood the values of travel and believed strongly in the intergration of those values into our lives. This book serves as a collection of memories from some of my favorite trips. Seeing photos and recalling experiences fills my head with memories I will cherish for a lifetime.


CHICAGO Illinois


C hicago is one of my earliest traveling memories. As my first girls trip with my mother and sister, I can still remember all of the joy and excitement I felt visiting the American Girl store. As my sister and I grew older and our interests changed, my mother felt it was time to revisit Chicago. This time we drew joy and excitement from our common interest in art, which is a bond we still share.


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enjoyed the art museums of Chicago full

of paintings and drawings, but I loved The Bean. It was such a refreshing piece of art in an area full of tall buildings and straight lines. Everyone at the site was happy, snapping pictures, and smiling. It was special to me to share my love of art with my mother and sister.


ITALY

Adriatic Sea

Mediterranean Sea


M y trip to Italy would be my first time leaving the country. I was a little nervous at first but knowing my Dad and Nani would be on the trip with me put me at ease. I was a junior in high school and at the time enrolled in my first art history course. I always had an interest in art but this was the first time I learned to appreciate it. We started our trip in Florence, took a day trip to Venice, then made our way to Rome. My favorite memory from my trip to Italy was seeing Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.


The Birth of

Venus by Botticelli

W ith flawless skin, golden hair, a body so pure. A goddess of generations, it was only right that she be admired by masses of people. I recall the moment I saw her for the first time. I admired her from afar for many years, but no print or digital file could ever prepare me. Her size was stunning. In between the forms of onlookers passing by, she captured me. Her eyes were piercing yet so soft and innocent. A body so flawless in a flawed world. She was the ultimate symbol of beauty.


SANTE FE New Mexico


A s a college graduation present to my sister, my mother planned a girls trip to Sante Fe, New Mexico. It was a place we all had a strong desire to visit and knew it would make a perfect weekend getaway. Painter, Georgia O’Keefe, was one of the reasons we had an interest in Sante Fe. Another reason was hiking. Of course the resort spa and local shops played a part too.


georgia

O’KEEFE

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G eorgia O’Keefe is the first artist who made a lasting impression on me. I first learned of O’Keefe in grade school. The vivid colors and smooth brush strokes in her paintings intrigued me. Seeing her paintings in person brought me such joy and a new perspective. This time I was drawn to the pure white of the animal skulls displayed in various paintings throughout the exhibit. The fully bloomed flowers brought so much life to the raw skulls.


O ur greatest adventure in Sante Fe was the hike. We drove away from civilization and into beautiful landscapes we couldn’t have dreamed of. I gained a new appreciation and love for Georgia O’Keefe’s paintings after exploring the landscapes she painted. It was a wonderful day spent with my mother and sister, enjoying every minute of our time together.


INNSBRUCK Austria


A fter seeing pictures and hearing stories from my brother ’s study abroad trip, I knew it was something I needed to experience. My six weeks in Innsbruck were ones I will never forget. Along with two hundred and fifty students from UGA, Ole Miss, and LSU, a dorm in Innsbruck was our home base. The weekends were free for travel. I traveled to Munich, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Interlocken, Amsterdam, and Cinque Terre.


HUGO COCKTAIL 2-3 parts Prosecco 3 parts seltzer water 1 tablespoon elderflower syrup Juice of one fresh lime 4-5 mint leaves


Pub Guide of Innsbruck Sellas best Hugos in town

Hoffgarten 6 tequila shots with cinnamon and orange for 6 euro

Pub Seven famous for Manny’s grilled cheese


gustav

KLIMT


W hen I discovered there was a Klimt exhibit in Vienna, a short train ride away. I immediately began making my travel arrangements. I was introduced to Klimt’s painting through an art history course in high school. I instantly felt in love with his strong female figures and eye catching gold texture. Seeing his paintings, especially The Kiss, in person is a moment I will cherish for a lifetime.


PUERTO RICO

Caribbean Sea


M y experiences in Puerto Rico benefited me in ways I could have never imagined. It was my first mission trip and I didn’t know what to expect. I had heard stories from other mission trips but I would have to experience the power of mission first hand to understand. My interactions with the children of Puerto Rico will always bring me happiness. My renewed relationship with God gives me the strength I need to live my life the way he planned. My favorite memory of Mission Trip is the songs we would sing as a group, every morning and every night.


O n the last day in Puerto Rico we took a break from serving and visited the city of Old San Juan. At the end of the day we were given time to go off by yourselves and reflect on our experiences. I sat on a ledge by the ocean overlooking a cemetery and took out my sketchbook. I was at such peace in that moment. Serving on a mission trip taught me the values of family, friendship, and serving others. It reinstalled my faith in God and prepared me to continue living my life on the path He intended.



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