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Art Vandelay – Groundhog

Ciao Venice!

Ciao Venice!

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Art went to Venice! After touring the Piazza San Marco and the basilica, he decided to see the view across the lagoon. Pictured in the background is the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore. Designed by Andrea Palladio, this Renaissance building can be seen gleaming across the water. Art planned on crossing the lagoon via gondola to visit the church until it started raining, so he settled for a coffee in a cafe instead!

Caption/Photo: Charlie Sigur ‘18, University of Dallas Career Development Student Assistant

Home Sweet Rome!

Home Sweet Rome!

Art Villa Farnesina

It’s already getting warmer in Rome and Art decided to spend some time inside the Villa Farnesina! Located in the beautiful Trastevere district of Rome, this Renaissance Villa was built in the 16th Century for a banker named Agostino Chigi. The house is filled with frescos done by Raphael, Il Sodomo, and several other famous artists. Art’s favorite room was the Hall of the Perspective Views which was designed by Baldassarre Peruzzi in 1519.

Caption/Photo: Charlie Sigur ‘18, University of Dallas Career Development Student Assistant

Greetings from London!

Greetings from London!

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After minding the gap exiting the tube in London, Art emerged from Westminster Station to behold a wonderful view of Elizabeth Tower at nighttime. Inside the clock tower is a bell known as Big Ben whose chimes can be heard within a five mile radius!

Caption/Photo: Paulina Martin ‘17, @University of Dallas Career Development Photographer

Greetings from Ireland!

Greetings from Ireland!

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Art was really living life on the edge when he paid a visit to the Cliffs of Moher. Are you even a UD student if you don’t make a pilgrimage to the Cliffs? Located at the southwestern side of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher can reach a maximum height of 700 feet. This means if you take an unnecessary risk, you could experience a 7 second long plunge into the Atlantic Ocean!

Caption/Photo: Paulina Martin ‘17, @University of Dallas Career Development Photographer

Traveling Thursday in Greece

Traveling Thursday in Greece

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#TravelingThursday in Greece! Art made it to the Acropolis of Athens! He had his picture taken in front of the Parthenon, but soon got a bit tired of the hordes of selfie-stick wielding tourists. Art then decided to get away from all the tourists and hangout at the  Erectheion instead. Also located on the Acropolis, the construction of this unique temple was completed in 406 BC. Dedicated to the gods Poseidon and Athena, the Erechtheion is famous for its porch featuring several caryatids (statues serving as columns).

Caption/Photo: Charlie Sigur ‘18, University of Dallas Career Development Student Assistant

Greetings from Greece!

Greetings from Greece!

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Greetings from Greece! Art is sitting on Mount Parnassos and overlooking the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, Greece, which has suffered all sorts of damage. After being built in the 7th century B.C., it had been rebuilt twice in antiquity after a fire and an earthquake, and now suffers from decay due to its soft, limestone material.

Caption/Photo: Paulina Martin ‘17, @University of Dallas Career Development Photographer

 

Happy Travel Thursday!

Happy Travel Thursday!

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Happy #TravelTuesday! Art is hitting the books extra hard this week before leaving to Greece for ten days! Stay tuned for more to come from Greece!

Caption/Photo: Paulina Martin ‘17, @University of Dallas Career Development Photographer

Ciao from Sicily!

Ciao from Sicily!

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This week Art wanted to check out life in Southern Italy and spent a day in Palermo Sicily! After buying a few cannoli at a local pasticceria, he spent the afternoon at the Villa Giulia near the beach! Art loved all of the orange trees and the Roman Structures that decorate the park.

Caption/Photo: Charlie Sigur ‘18, University of Dallas Career Development Student Assistant

Art in Ostia!

Art in Ostia!

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Art decided to explore the original streets of the Roman town Ostia. Located at the point where the Tiber flows into the Mediterranean, Ostia was Rome’s great seaport throughout antiquity. Often called Ostia Antica, this vast archaeological site contains many well-preserved private homes as well as many examples of ancient civic and religious buildings. Art decided to spend the afternoon like any good Roman… at the Amphitheater!

Caption/Photo: Charlie Sigur‘18, University of Dallas Career Development Student Assistant in Ostia Antica.