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Rick Steves Europe: S03 E10 - Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Crème Brûlée

Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide | Packing the best of Paris into one episode, we scale the Eiffel Tower, bask in medieval majesty at Notre-Dame Cathedral, stroll Montmartre and its Sacré Cœur church, study the Latin Quarter, remember the Revolution at Place de la Concorde, saunter the Champs-Elysées, get impressed by the Orsay Museum, bone up on Paris’s past at the Carnavalet Museum — and in the catacombs, and sample the artistic high life at the Jacquemart-André Museum.

What Were They Thinking?

A history lesson for a Tuesday…..

Most everyone who has a TV knows the Adolf Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany….but how many realize that he was elected to the Reichstag in 1932… 279 mots de plus


Rick Steves Europe: S03 E09 - London: Mod and Trad

Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Guide | We go to London to check out the new — the Millennium Bridge and the British Museum’s Great Court, and admire the old — well-wrapped mummies and a rare Leonardo.

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Dawn to Decadence

The word Eutopia comes from the word Utopia, which was, as you may know, was named after a Greek root which means « no place, » and the term generally meant then after an ideal society for living. 230 mots de plus

European History

Mary Queen of Scots - Book Review by Aimee Shulman

HGSA Vice President of Administration Aimee Shulman gives a glimpse into and analysis of John Guys’ biographical work Mary Queen of Scots.

John Guy’s Mary Queen of Scots opens with a dramatic description of the eponymous queen’s execution. 561 mots de plus


Witch Riding Backwards on a Goat by Albrecht Durer (1500)

This is an engraving by famed printmaker  and painter Albrecht Durer. The artwork depicts a witch riding a goat backwards. This was not the only work that Durer depicted witches. 195 mots de plus


Two Glasses of Good Vodka and a Very Brief Respite

In this entry, the extent of the occupation (after just the first week of action) starts to become clear.


Dawn broke as we glimpsed the Nida River in the distance and beyond that Nowy Korczyn.

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