Moment in the city

Last summer I visited Florence, Italy. It was one of the most beautiful places that I have been to and I can’t wait until I get the chance to go back there. We visited a range of places and took a bus tour around to see some beautiful sights. One part of the trip has especially stuck in my mind which was visiting the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s statue of David. It was completely inspiring and astonishing to see this in real life. 

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo 

“Recently, I took a spontaneous trip to the Barbican Centre in central London. I didn’t go with any expectation, only to fill my Sunday with something cultured. I didn’t realise what an amazing place it was. I’m not hugely into my architecture, but the buildings really took me back. I immediately recognised a sense of community – bearing in mind it is in central London, yet it’s almost a town of their own; their own police station, theatre, library, flower shop, conservatory, coffee shop – you name it. The brutalist architecture was totally mesmerising and after a couple of hours walking around I decided this is where I want to live eventually.

Since then, I’ve thought about it every day since. Now I feel completely inspired to make it my life goal to one day live there. It’s expensive and probably a goal unrealistic for some people – but it inspired me so much that I’m making it my mission to be a Barbican resident!” Molly Stooke. 

So Molly and I have both been inspired by visiting beautiful places, which shows that you can find inspiration in places you least expect. 

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