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The following awesome images come to us from IAS senior, Erika Antisdale:
While in Madrid, I had the opportunity to visit el Museo Reina Sofia. The Reina Sofia Museum, named after Spain’s Queen Sofia (queen from 1975-present), is one of the finest collections of modern art. The museum is converted from an old hospital, and recently the glass elevators have been added to the building’s exterior. It is located near the Atocha metro stop close to the Prado and many of the area’s other surrounding museums. The Reina Sofia’s most famous piece is Picasso’s Guernica, which he painted in 1937 in response to the bombing of the Basque town of Guernica. The collection is extensive and features many great artists including Spanish surrealists Joan Miró and Salvador Dali. I also encountered more modern works like Cindy Sherman’s self portraits, as well.
1. outside el museo reina sofia
2. A huge pile of tires or “art”
3. Joan Miró
4. Cindy Sherman
Here’s a photographic update from Ethan Lynch, an IAS undergraduate studying in Jordan this semester.
Quoth the intrepid adventurer himself, “Went to an epic desert valley a couple weeks ago and wore my SIR hoodie to show everyone what’s up!”
Your SIR blog editors certainly approve of that sartorial decision, Ethan!
The below blog post is by Diana Jack, a Junior in IAS currently studying abroad in Germany. Here is an overview of her trip shortly before she left for Germany. Follow her blog here for more updates and witty observations.
reading all my friends’ blogs about going abroad is making me antsy about leaving for germany (feb. 4), so i’m preemptively going to start talking about how awesome my abroad program is without being there. (imaginaaaaaation). i’ve been to germany before, how different can living there for seven…
This wonderful photoset comes to us from Shuyi Shang.
Built in the late 18th century, Thailand’s Grand Palace sits beside the Chao Phraya River, in proximity to the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Bangkok. Its grandeur and lavish use of gold and bold colors are a wonderful showcase of Thai architecture and traditions. Although the current King does not live here, it is the location for various important ceremonies and, of course, a major tourist attraction.
This beautiful picture of the Casa Batlló in Barcelona, Spain, is by senior IAS major, Erika Antisdale.
Nate M is a junior Wash U student currently having all sorts of adventures while on the abroad program to Santiago, Chile. Read up on his experience at his blog, got lost on my way to chile’s :(! Of particular note is his wonderful(-ly hilarious) review of Chilean gastronomy… This is the link to it, definitely worth reading!!