Shock and Awe Walk

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Hour One The day begins! Students piled onto a bus to the Trastevere neighborhood and began exploring architecture over 2,000 years old. 

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[Students gather around on the bridge crossing the Tigre River]

Hour Two Conquered the 1st hill climb of the day at record setting speed. 

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[Students sketching the floor plan of Santa Sabina]

 

Hour Three Second hill conquered and students travelled from 470 AD through the dark ages to 1100 AD. 

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[Exterior of Santo Stefano]

 

Hour Four Capitoline hill came next.

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[Students listen to Professor McClure as he discusses the Gothic style in Rome]

 

 

 

Hour Five Lunch break! 

 

 

 

Hour Six Bus ride up the fourth hill and found Bramante’s Tempietto.

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[The view from the top of the Gianicola Hill]

 

 

Hour Seven The beginning of the Baroque. 

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[Exterior of Saint Maria della Pace]

 

 

Hour Eight Students found the dark paintings of Cavagio.

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[Students right before walking inside]

 

 

Hour Nine Students experienced the most shock and awe of the day as 2D paintings became three dimensional

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[Two students looking at the painted ceiling above in the church of St. Ignatius]

 

 

Hour Ten St. Agnese

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[Exterior shot from Piazza Novona]

 

Hour Eleven Last stop St. Peters!

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Hour Twelve 12 hours, 13 buildings and monuments, 14 miles and the day is finally completed.