A few months ago I took a month off to travel. Throughout my childhood my parents traveled with me quite often but we rarely left the continental U.S. on vacations.
This time around I sought out international destinations. The first stop on my trip was in Italy. Since this was my first time in the country I was blown away by the ornate architectural engineering showcased in Rome and Venice. I made all the typical tourist stops to the Colosseum, The Vatican, and Ducal Palace.
Each time I was in awe of the gilded buildings with their baroque paintings. The detail that is put into their architecture is fiercely meticulous and opulent.
I live in California and I'm from New Mexico so I'm much more accustomed to Spanish style architectural engineering or adobe style homes which are much more modest.