“If drawing had value even when practiced by those with no talent, it was, Ruskin believed, because it could teach us to see–that is, to notice rather than merely look,” (de Botton 217).

Two sketches: one looking out of a third-story window of the University of Washington’s Rome Center; the second, an apartment building across from the train station at Ostia Lido.

A sketch of an obelisk at the Piazza del Popolo.

A sketch of Vicolo del Cinque’s view from the terrace.