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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

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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

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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

Europe

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.

08/09/1939

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

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