Venice

Venice is a place of dreams. This is true in a broad sense, of course; the place is completely surreal. Everything about it is hazy and magical, vivid and strange. It's a city built on water, a city sinking amidst its own paved alleyways and winding canals. But more specifically, it's a place of my …

Versailles

Saturday, May 27th, 2017, Part Two The first time I went to Paris, we did the whole guided Versailles tour group thing. But that didn't stop me from going back after Dorsay, for the remainder of what was essentially a really good free day. This time, though, I didn't have the fast skip-the-line advantage. But …

Dorsay

Saturday May 27th, 2017 We got to Musée d'Orsay (which again, I will be calling Dorsay because one I'm lazy but two it sounds more like an appropriate and affectionate pet name) around 9:30 am. Paris was quiet and cool, and we got to cross and see the river and streets before they grew wild …

Departure

It's today it's today it's today!!! I have no idea what that quote is from, but it's from some movie. A kid is running somewhere really excitedly, saying that that in a high pitched voice over and over. I'm imagining that he is waving something in the air, shrieking and completely filled with energy and joy. …

Summer Plans

This summer I am...drumroll please...STUDYING ABROAD! I'm taking part in Georgia Tech's Summer Oxford Program. For the first six weeks, we will be traveling all around Europe studying Art History and European Composers. We're going to visit Paris, Venice, Rome, Florence, Munich, Vienna, Prague, and Bruges, each for about three or four days. We'll be …