So today in my child psych class, I had my first field trip. We went to the Ospedale degli Innocenti. It used to be an orphanage and now it is a kindergarten and home to UNICEF and research for child development. It was such a beautiful old building with so much history. We were even able to observe the kindergarten class in progress, which was pretty cool.
Seeing a place like that, with all the history turned into something so pure was truly beautiful. The buildings and the streets, the homes and the people are so different from what you see in America. It is really something that you can never really understand unless you see it with your own eyes.
I was booking some more trips tonight and that was very painful to my pocketbook. That was probably the most sinking feeling. I am a frugal person when it comes to spending money and I would love to just travel all weekend, every weekend but that is just not going to happen. Some of the places on my list are not going to happen this trip I feel. That makes me very sad but hopefully I can see as much as possible and I will just have to come back one day! Also my first round of postcards went out… so be on the look out :]
Ciao for now!
interesting fact: The orphaned children were all given the same last name, Esposto, which means exposed, to distinguish them from the nonorphaned children in the everyday world once they grew up.