In Spring 2009, I was studying abroad in London. On my Spring Break I visited Italy, seeing Venice, Florence and Rome in two weeks, with my roommate as a travel companion. I took an absurd amount of photos while traveling, which is great because now I have a lot of references to choose from while painting! This one was a favorite from the trip, and I actually had a print of the photo hanging on my wall for a while! It was about time I got around to painting it. The photo was taken a golden hour, or in other words: late in the day when my roommate was over having to stop for me to take photos so it was taken as we were speed-walking past. Said roommate has admitted that she is now grateful for the many MANY photos that were taken. We remained friends! Here is the painting (and original, crooked, reference photo).