Travel Sketches: From Paris to Bali

I don’t paint often when I’m travelling. Being pressed for time—or, more often, sheer laziness/the social media sinkhole—gets in the way. But when I do make the time, I find that it intensifies the experience. There’s something about capturing a place you’re passing through in the pages of a sketchbook that feels both personal and indelible.

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Visiting the Galleria Borghese on a ‘Free Sunday’

(2019 Update: This scheme was brought to an end last year, but has been reinstated this year by the newly formed government.)

I was out the door by 8 o’clock, so I could be at the Galleria Borghese when it opened its doors in exactly an hour. It was the first Sunday of the month; I hoped to beat the crowd and spend all day taking in the works at one of Rome’s finest art galleries.

Clearly I hadn’t done my research, because little did I know:

a. You need a reservation in order to enter the museum in the first place.

b. The Galleria Borghese is relatively small when compared with the likes of the Prado, Louvre or Uffizi Gallery, and doesn’t actually require all day to soak in every inch of the two-floor space. Continue reading “Visiting the Galleria Borghese on a ‘Free Sunday’”