Tag: art

A Daytrip to Ancient Fiesole

In Florence, you are constantly surrounded by beautiful Renaissance buildings, narrow streets, and busy shops. However, for those wanting a change of pace from the bustle of the touristic city, or those interested in another aspect of history, Fiesole is the perfect little village to take a day trip to. I recently visited this ancient ...

An Impromptu Trip to Vienna, Austria

This weekend, I explored the wonders of Prague, Capital of the Czech Republic, and through some crazy circumstances, I also got a day trip to the beautiful Vienna, Austria! The trip started as a crazy roller coaster of events. Leaving from our home city in Florence, we had to go to the bus station much ...

A First Taste of Florence

As newly arrived residents of Florence, some friends and I decided to do a self-guided walking tour one of us had found in a travel guidebook. We wanted to get a sense of what the city was like and start to learn how to get around the popular spots without feeling so lost.   We ...

17A: The Final Collection

This past week was definitely one of hard work with our upcoming deadline for our final collection on Thursday, August 2. Since the last time I wrote about my project, things have changed. My concept took a bit of a turn during my visit to the National Gallery about two weeks ago. As I explored ...

Exploring London Neighborhoods, Shoreditch

London is home to many different neighborhoods, each with its own unique identity. So far one of my favorite places to go, day or night is Shoreditch. Now Shoreditch is what one may call a hipster hub of some sort. Complete with coffee shops most millenials would enjoy, and old shipping containers turned into shops, ...

Museum of the Week

Even though I did not actually have museum class this week because of the strike, I decided to go on ahead and go the museum by myself! This weeks museum was The Tate Britain. The Tate Britain is a museum dedicated to artists from England and the work they have created. The museum is set ...

See You Later

“A mind that is stretched new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Hello, hello everyone…it’s time to get in my feeling about how amazing this experience has been. But before I do so let’s talk a little about the Drexel in Paris + London program from a ...

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Syllabus Week

“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy food and that is pretty much the same thing.” – Unknown Hello everyone and greetings from London. After various twitter polls, I came to the conclusion that syllabus week is almost every college student’s favorite time of year. This week was my syllabus week and it was ...

Give it Away

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – William Shakespeare Good day everyone and greetings from London. This week marks the official beginning of my studies here in London after a weekend full of activities. As I mentioned in my previous blog, as part ...

Goodbye Paris

“I guess it goes to show that you just never know where life will take you. You search for answers. You wonder what it all means. You stumble, and you soar. And, if you’re lucky, you make it to Paris for a while.” – Amy Thomas, Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of ...