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On Tuesday, we had an inspiring walking excursion led by Dr. Jeffrey Blanchard, professor of art history and architecture and director of the Cornell Rome program for architecture. As we walked, he directed our attention to the various elements within a single fountain, a palace courtyard, … Continue reading
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We went to the stunningly beautiful Borghese Gallery on Sunday where we saw the equally stunningly beautiful sculptures by Bernini –The Rape of Persephone and his Apollo and Daphne. Ovid writes about the myth of Apollo and Daphne in his Metamorphosis, and … Continue reading
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Our trip to Rome is a study abroad–an extended time in a foreign culture that includes study and class time. We meet three mornings a week at the University of Washington Rome Center, tucked into a corner of the Campo … Continue reading
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Chi sono–this was my waking thought on Saturday morning. But where did this Italian phrase come from? I didn’t know (consciously) what it meant, so after I got out of bed I looked it up. It means, “who are they?” … Continue reading