Day 2

07/09/2013

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Ashanta and I are took a moment to cool our feet off in the Borghese park fountain. 
Afterwards we headed to the Borghese Gallery to see the work of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Caravaggio and others. My favorite piece of his would have to be Apollo and Daphne. The story goes, Cupid shoots one arrow of love through Apollo's heart and he is immediately consumed with the thought of loving only Daphne. However, Cupid also sends an arrow that repels any form of love through the heart of Daphne. Daphne was a nymph and her love of all things woodland was all she needed. So she begged her father, the river god Peneus to remain unmarried so that she could stay in the woods. Her father changed her into a Laurel tree. Apollo still remained true to his love for her and would from then on wear a laurel wreath around his head. 
After we left the park we had the evening free to roam Rome. 
 


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Kasia
07/09/2013 9:37pm

That's an interesting story ! And the statue is breathtaking !

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    A twenty something year old artist finally venturing out to a country that is sure to appeal to all my senses. Here I will document some of my most memorable experiences as I travel throughout Rome, Florence and Venice, Italy.  

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