Pictures by Christian Samuelson
Io Sono Europea
I have a confession to make…
I am a European. There you go, I said it, I am a European and it is truly awesome.
People can disagree with this statement for many number of reasons, all of them valid in their own right, but I love it here.
Living in Europe rocks! Many things make Europe remarkable, one of them obviously being its endless diversity, from one nation to another, from one language to the next, its culture and variety seems to be relentless.
And even though its diversity is truly remarkable, what really gets to me every time with this chunk of the world is its History.
Yes, History with a capital H.
Rarely, on this planet, are you so lucky to jump on a plane in the morning and, a few short hours later, find yourself taking pictures in an arena where many have set their feet before you. And by many I mean gladiators, lions and tigers that over 2000 years ago were sent to fight in the mighty Colosseum. To set foot in that same place and still be able to picture a fraction of what it might have been like, if that isn’t History, then I don’t know what is.
That is the beauty of Europe, being able to embrace fascinating History and sights, many centuries old, just a hop and a skip away.
These pictures are from one of those many opportunities I have had, as a European, to hop over to magnificent Rome and get lost in the tales and secrets of the Italian capital.
This was right at the start of Autumn and I felt like embracing those earthy colours head on, with my fabulous new H&M purchases, an oversized blazer and a cute dark camel camisole. My favourite pair of ripped jeans also made an appearance, as my travel jeans of choice, so roomy and perfectly ventilated.
In true historic fashion, this post is also my last post with long hair. The last photographic proof of my long locks, as a week later, in true gladiator fashion, I braved the daunting blades of the hairdresser and got my first proper chop in over 20 years…
Posts with my new “do” to come shortly.