A talk about Art

Hello, the purpose of this blog is to help bring to life a love of all art that is out there. Here you will find the masters to the most current artists out there. You will have a chance to learn a little about them and share your thoughts on their work. And along the way we will have some fun and questions and trivia about anything ART.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

European Adventures, how was your summer?

Whew... I don't know about you, but I have had an amazing summer traveling the world.  I have come home rested, rejuvenated and ready to go.  I am excited about all of the new ideas and lessons that I am ready to present to you.

In front of the Moulin Rouge

We climbed to the top of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.  Did I ever mention I have a huge fear of heights?  This was a giant accomplishment for me and one of many firsts on this trip.

Among my firsts, was a trip to the catacombs under Paris.  We had to come up with plan C since the Louvre and Orsay museums were under water.

Another first, we climbed the steps of the Eiffel Tower.  This is on the first floor, and its hard to tell, but the girls are standing on a glass floor.  Again, I was happy to be the photographer and not on that glass floor.


Regan is enjoying a strawberry and nutella and whipped creme crepe.  I think she was wearing more than she ate, but it is so worth it.


The sun and sand of Barcelona was amazing after the cold, rainy days of Paris.  Enjoying the view at Park Guell.  Look at those beautiful mosiac benches behind the girls.  Gaudi designed all of those that wrap around the park.

This is Gaudi's stunning cathedral know as La Sagrada Familia or the sacred family.  It is scheduled to be finished in 2026, so anyone want to guess where my trip will go that year?  It is an already beautiful cathedral I can't wait to see what else they need to do to finish it.

This is the arena in Nimes.  This is the most complete arena left in the world.

Warm Seafood Salad!  This was probably one of my best meals all summer.  It was so good.

Any guesses where we are?  It really does lean to the side.

While we were checking out the "Statue of David" at Academia, they also show Michelangelo's unfinished works.  I love how you can see where he is going with this, but the details are still missing from the sculpture. 

This is the church of Assisi.  It was started by St. Francis himself. 

This is Nikole getting a lesson in making homemade pasta.  Our tour director hooked us up with this cute little couple and their small little resturant that serves about 50 people, so one bus at a time.  

In front of the Colosseum on our last day.  Look we are still smiling even after being together for 14 days.

We all threw our coins into Trevi fountain and made wishes to return to Rome.

I also had the wonderful opportunity to see the entire island of Ireland.  If you ever get the chance to see this amazing place I highly recommend it.

This was a little spot outside of Cork, Ireland.  See not everything is green.  But that is the Atlantic Ocean on the right side of the photo.

This is Mr. DeWitt kissing the Blarney stone.  It is said that kissing the stone will give you the gift of eloquence when it comes to talking.  I don't think he needed to kiss it, but maybe you disagree?

This is Blarney Castle.  Okay, maybe everything really is green in the Emerald Isle.
  So those were just a few images of my summer, but now I would like to hear about your summer vacation.  I would love to hear about what you did, what you saw and maybe what you learned.
Please share your ideas in at least 3 sentences with around 30 words.

46 comments:

  1. This summer was one of my favorite summers. I got to travel a lot, from going to Arabian Youth Nationals to travelling to the Bahamas. It was one to remember. Also, I hung out most of the rest of the time at work; Precious Pets.

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  2. I went on two vacations this summer. The both of them where to Omaha. The first one was with my boyfriends family. We went for his sisters basketball tournament. The second I went with my family and we went to a bunch of historic events because my dad and I love history.

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  3. This summer I went swimming and hung out with my friends. i just got a job a Perkins. i also started football practice about 2 weeks ago. this Summer was really nice.

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  4. My summer was full of lots of fun activities and lots of amazing friends. I fished, swam, and practiced football basically all summer. I sure wish that it would of lasted longer.

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  5. My summer was full of work in with a little bit of play. Everyday i worked at the sturdevants on shurely avenue and after that i went home to do work on our farm. I took a week and went to florida with my friend Connor. we toured the jack daniells distillery and spent a day on clearwater beach.

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  6. My summer was really fun, I did all kinds of things this summer. For a summer vacation I went to the Omaha Zoo with my family. I also went fishing and hung out with friends this summer.

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  7. This summer went by very quickly for me. I spent most of my time either babysitting or lying in bed. I am an amazing Netflix binge watcher and a tremendous sleeper.

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  8. This summer, I slept in. TH first week of the summer, i went to Tennessee, which was fun. We went as an improv group, and competed in global finals. We scored 50-something out of 85-ish teams, so we did ok. That was the best thing I did this summer.

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  9. During my summer I went to Disney World in Orlando Florida for the fourth time, it was amazing the lines were very short. The main downside was that it was very hot considering that it was in August. I loved getting time to spend with my family.

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  10. These picture are really cool. My favorite ones would have to either be the one in the catacombs or the one with Mr. DeWitt, because it's cool and shows some history with is as well.

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  11. This summer I went to valley fair with some friends. I also went camping, fishing, and watched Netflix. I finished 2 Netflix series, and started a new one. I also stayed at my friends house for 2 weeks because she is moving.

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  12. My summer was filled with lots of firsts. From getting my first job at Wild Water West to having my first car accident, I've experienced a lot this summer. Also, my summer was filled with lots of Netflix.

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  13. my summer wasn't much, we didn't go places. I did mostly video games, reading, and drawing. I managed to figure out my forgotten playstation password. So I can play with friends or watch youtube on my account. This also means I can get back to recording videos for my channel.

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  14. My summer was full of lots of fun activities and lots of amazing friends. I fished, swam, and practiced football basically all summer. I sure wish that it would of lasted longer.

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  15. During my summer I did a lot of rodeo. I worked all summer and I am still working through the school year. I wish that I could rodeo all year round and not have to take a break until next year.

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  16. My summer felt short but sweet... One of my main highlights of my summer was when Sebastian came back to America to visit us and his friends. We also went on a trip out to the hills which was pretty awesome.

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  17. wow looks like you guys did a lot of fun stuff. The floor made of glass in the Eiffel tower looks scary but i would still walk all over it just like it was a normal floor.

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  18. This summer i did lots of things especially with my family, we went to cali to see my oldest sister who lives there with her husband. I rode my horse alot and went to the fair with my friends.

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  19. My summer was filled with lots of adventures and laughter. I spent most of my days being with my friends. I also got a job at Hyvee that I worked at on the weekends.

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  20. My summer was so fun did alto of amazing things. I hanged with my chill friends . We went to the fair went on some rides enjoyed the night.

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  21. My summer was full of exciting things and work. I went to Omaha with my family and went to the zoo. I also got the chance to see Panic! at the Disco VIP in Brandon. I was awesome and I will never forget it!

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  22. I had a good summer. I went on a trip. Baylee got a new house.

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  23. My summer was full of football and traveling. I spent a week in the country of Grenada for a week. I also spent a lot of time with my dear friend Logan.

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  24. I went as far as Texas this summer. I stayed in this country. I think it would have been so much fun to go to europe. I went to visit my sister in basic training for the airforce. I also stayed in iowa for a week to visit my other sister. I got to go to her work and help her out; She works with kids with disabilities.

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  25. I would have to say I had an amazing summer. I spend a few weeks in Omaha with my aunt, then traveled to Branson, Missouri for a youth rally. Not to mention spending week nights at the lake and enjoying time with my friends.

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  26. My summer was kind of boring. It was relaxing though. I mowed, babysat my cousins, walked my dogs, rode my bike, and went to the lake. My family got a boat and we got to go boating a few times. It was fun, but kind of scary at times. I went tubing and fell off only once. That's surprising because I could barely hold on. I stayed at home most of the summer. I wish it could last longer.

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  27. This summer went as most summers go for a feller like me. I worked a bit. I work at burger king by the way. And i did a bit of fun stuff. But honestly, it was pretty boring. I really didn't go on any vacations or anything. That pretty much wraps up my summer.

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  28. My summer was kind of nice. I worked part time for my grandparents. Otherwise I played video games, and slept a lot. Then the summer ended, and i went back to school.

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  29. This summer I want on the Europe trip that the Art program put on. It was so fun because I got to see amazing things that were so old and that were still standing. After I got back, my grandparents took me camping in their camper. We went to the black hills and it was so peaceful to just sit in the woods. This summer was extremely fun and I hope next summer will be just as fun.

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  30. what i did this summer was went to my friends house. I played video games with friends. I also played Pokemon go with friends. I also went to Valley Fair with my family.

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  31. What I did this summer was went to my friends house. I played video games with my friends. I also played Pokemon go with friends. I also went to Valley Fair with my family

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  32. What i did was swim a lot. i also went to the fair an gt really really sick. i also hung out with my friends. i also played a lot of video games.

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  33. This summer I went to Florida for the National volleyball tournament. I went to the lake almost every weekend. We are getting a new cabin up there this month. When we were in Florida we went to Sea World and it was so fun!

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  34. My summer was full of football and traveling. I spent a week in Grenada on a mission trip and that was pretty fun. The rest of my summer was spent with my dear friend Logan.

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  35. I went to my friends house. I played Pokemon go with my friends. I also played football with my friends. I went to Valley Fair with my family.

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  36. I went to my friends house. I played Pokemon go with my friends. I also played football with my friends. I went to Valley Fair with my family.

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  37. This is really cool. it would be fun to do something this awesome.

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  38. I would love to see all the beautiful things that you endured on the trip. Looked very fun and exciting. How long was the trip? Wish I could go on the next one.

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  39. I love all 3 of the top building ones. it looks like a normal building but then they added what looks like a curtain. Its like its unveiling something better.

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  40. i think this trip looks really interesting and fun, i would like to go and make a pizza like nikole did, i hate pizza though. it just looks fun.

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  41. i think this trip looks really interesting and fun, i would like to go and make a pizza like nikole did, i hate pizza though. it just looks fun.

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  42. I stayed in washington for the summer. I stayed at my grandmas and I also got to see my old friends and hang out at their houses. It doesn't sound like much but if you knew my friends then you would understand its lots of fun.

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  43. I'd love to go on the Europe Trip next time! My mom said she'd think about it but she never got back to me haha. So I don't think i'm going.. It seems like a lot of fun.

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  44. that unfinished sculpture was pretty cool to look at because i have never seen how it is done. to somewhat see how a sculpture was made and what it looked like before hand is pretty satisfying.

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  45. I love the drawing and its beautiful. Its pretty dope and cool.
    I think this person should draw more.

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