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Adrian Bridges spent his past semester at New York University at their campus in Florence, Italy. While there, he studied everything from guitar and music to politics and the Italian language, becoming ever more intimate with the culture of Italy. During that time, he had the opportunity to travel extensively around the country, both as a tourist and on tour as a member of his jazz ensemble, "The Afterthought Quartet."

Along the way, he took pictures of much of what he saw. This book is devoted to the photographs he took on those adventures and the journal entries he compiled on his trips around Italy and other nearby European locations.

While this book resembles the blog which Adrian kept during his time abroad, the focus of this book is on the photography, while the journal entries have been edited, and many times expanded upon, to supplement these images.


About the Author

Adrian Bridges

Adrian Bridges is a guitarist, composer, and writer living in New York City. He recently graduated from New York University, where he will continue his studies in music pursuing a master's degree. Adrian has been named a Presser Scholar, and studied with the likes of Peter Bernstein, Randy Johnston, Rich Shemaria, and Brian Lynch. He has performed at such venues as World Café Live (Philadelphia), Rockwood Music Hall (New York), The Blue Note (Milan), and
Take Five Jazz Club (Bologna).

Adrian spends much of his spare time with a camera and pen. His play, Commercial Friends, was a 2007 National Young Playwrights runner-up, and he has blogged about his travels abroad and the subjects of the NYU Steinhardt Jazz Interview Series. The former was the basis for his book, Adventures In Italy.

Publish Date  September 19, 2009

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  304 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Travel

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reinier1 says

I just add my Italy book
and saw yours:
Nice to see the pictures from another point of direction!

posted at 12:04pm Mar 15 PST


msusan says

Fantastic book. My votes for you.

posted at 06:49am Nov 13 PST


msusan says

Fantastic book. My votes for you.

posted at 06:49am Nov 13 PST


kraelson says

Great photos! You've got my vote (#152)!
How neat that you're a jazz guitarist! My husband plays bass for a jazz band here in Japan; I'm sure he'd love to talk with you!
If you get the chance, please take a look at my kitten Wasabi's photo album in the Pets category

posted at 08:32pm Nov 09 PST


reedone says

Hi Adrian,

Thanks for comment on my Spain book. By chance, I had looked at your Italy book that very same day. Your pictures and composition are well done. My wife and I have been narrowing down some destinations for our next vacation, and your book makes us want to go back to Italy - and maybe hit Barcelona and Nice too! Again, well done.

I did an Italy book to covering our last vacation there - what a great time. Florence and Vernazza were our favorites.

posted at 01:29pm Nov 09 PST


dmtmixel says

nice photos. you got my vote

posted at 09:51am Nov 09 PST


DamianJames says

Very cool book Adrian! I enjoyed looking at all the Italian architecture and night scenes in the cities. Best of luck!

posted at 07:48am Nov 09 PST


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