Visting Wannsee

A beautiful Sunday provided the perfect backdrop for a trip to idyllic Wannsee, a place in southwest Berlin well known for its lovely inland beach – one of the longest in Europe. Wannsee is also famous for hosting the conference of the same name on the 20th of January, 1942. Most of us have learned

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Study Trip to Athens

Just a few days before the end of the academic year, ancient and incredibly hot Greece welcomed a small group of ECLA students. The trip was organized as a continuation of the elective course offered in winter term on Luxury in the Greek and Roman World: Self-identity and Self-indulgence. Although students had already been acquainted

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Who’s Afraid of Abstract Art?

Standing in front of Barnett Newman’s Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue? for twenty minutes in a row is a demanding activity. Two large squares of bright red and yellow, divided by a vertical stripe of dark blue is a perfect choice to start discussing abstract art. The Neue Nationalgalerie, made of glass, marble

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Last Day in Rome

After several days in Florence, Rome was a sudden change from medieval or Renaissance architecture to the Baroque. Bearing this in mind, the last day of the Italy Exeat was a lesson on what came after the Renaissance. We were very lucky that the Villa Borghese, a building formerly not open to the public, opened

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