Thursday, July 1, 2010
June 19th -- Bateaux Les Vedettes du Pont-Neuf
In the morning students gave short presentations on their research papers. Their forthcoming papers will cover a broad range of modernist topics and art forms. For example: Emily will write on Satie’s minimalist compositions comparing it to more classic predecessors like Wagner, while Logan will look at the modern elements of Gustave Eiffel’s most famous construction. These presentations gave us a chance to learn how each student will focus their research paper and gave insight into the type of work each person will develop.
The day ended with an idyllic sunset and a toast to Paris. We enjoyed a boat ride on the Seine tonight, gliding through the cities major sites and vistas; the Eiffel Tower, the Île de la Cité, and the Hôtel de Ville all looked their best as we motored by and imbibed the view.