Visiting Vergina

Tuesday, June 17th, we went on a field trip to Vergina. This was the place where King Phillip – Alexander the Great’s father – was murdered and buried. King Phillip was sitting in the theater, seeing a performance and there was a ceremony to honor the Gods beforehand. Many people…

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Finding Caillebotte

During our second Impressionist Walking Tour, my classmates and I traveled through the Place de l’Europe in search of locations featured in works by artists such as Manet, Caillebotte, and Monet. Gustave Caillebotte’s The Pont de l’Europe proved to be a deceptively hidden location, as the Pont intersects with several…

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Chartres Cathedral

The city of Chartres is a seemingly small area, consisting of nicely priced cafes with friendly and helpful owners, delicious food, beautiful confectionary shops and tons of gifts and souvenir shops. I myself bought 3 postcards there for about 1 Euro. Understandably the town is centered on the Cathedral. It…

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The Town of Chartres

      Malcolm MIller, a great British tour guide at Chartres Cathedral, brought the church alive. He indicated images in the stained glass windows and described their significance in terms of a grand library. Symbols of doves, Latin, and saints constellated the high walls of the cathedral. Topics discussed…

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