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Invisible Walls, Angel Wei with Kelcy McCabe, BUSA Dresden, F14

By Keith Gerald Davis III
November 14th, 2016 in IEW - Walls.

My study abroad semester in Germany not only broadened my horizons, but also broke down the invisible wall of cultural differences. The shift from the USA to Germany was my first step to becoming a global soul. The food, the culture, the history, the communciations. While I realized the differences, More

Great Wall of China, Maura Feltault, BUSA Shanghai, F15

By Keith Gerald Davis III
November 14th, 2016 in IEW - Walls.

I visited the Great Wall of China in November of 2015 and it was hands down the best experience of my trip to China. The Great Wall was such a mesmerizing sight and I felt so blessed to be able to spend the whole day on the wall taking it... More

Great Wall of China, Michael Gajda, BUSA Shanghai Program, F16

By Keith Gerald Davis III
November 14th, 2016 in IEW - Walls.

Visiting the Great Wall was among the highlights of our trip to Beijing. With breathtaking views and thousands of years of history, we felt a true sense of awe as we walked along the Great Wall. The picture was taken during the China's National Holiday in October, 2016.

Great Wall of China, Mingyan Li, (BUSA Shanghai Staff)

By Keith Gerald Davis III
November 14th, 2016 in IEW - Walls.

The picture was taken during a family trip. It was the first time I went to the Great Wall. It was such a surreal feeling when you think of all the brutal battles that happened in the thousands years of history.  That makes you feel you encounter real history there.

Great Wall of China, Zoe Ho BUSA Shanghai Director

By Keith Gerald Davis III
November 14th, 2016 in IEW - Walls.

The picture was taken in 2011 when I traveled with a group of students from School of Hospitality Administration. It was part of an educational fieldtrip. It was my first visit although I've known about this world heritage since I was a kid. When I was walking along the Great... More

Great Wall of China, Zoe Ho, BUSA Shanghai, Director

By Keith Gerald Davis III
November 14th, 2016 in IEW - Walls.

The picture was taken in 2012 when I traveled with a group of students from School of Hospitality Administration. It was part of an educational fieldtrip. Although it was the second visit, I still had goose bumps when walking along the Great Wall. I feel I appreciate more about my... More

East Side Gallery – Environmental Art, Berlin, Jasmine Nouravi, , BUSA Dresden F15

By Keith Gerald Davis III
November 14th, 2016 in IEW - Walls.

(I) Loved this artwork done to show how important environmental awareness is. Probably one of my favorite parts of the Berlin Wall.

East Side Gallery, Berlin Wall, Jasmine Nouravi, BUSA Dresden F15

By Keith Gerald Davis III
November 14th, 2016 in IEW - Walls.

There were many interesting quotes like this one on the entire wall and it meant a lot to me that these quotes summarized how people felt from all over the world.

Historic Wall_Castle of Meißen, by Dr. Ulrich Zeuner, BUSA Dresden Professor

By Keith Gerald Davis III
November 14th, 2016 in IEW - Walls.

I found the image of the Meißen Castle Wall interesting, because this wall divides and protects on the one hand - as it looms above the town, it seems insurmountable. On the other hand it constitutes an architectural connection to the garden below. Walls divide and connect.

Berlin Wall_Araz Chiloyan, BUSA Dresden Programs, F14

By Keith Gerald Davis III
November 14th, 2016 in IEW - Walls.

This image is of the actual Berlin Wall outside of the Topography of Terror Museum. This was the first museum that I ever really enjoyed even being exhausted and all I spent over 4 hours in this museum absolutely shocked at what humans were capable of doing to one another.

Berlin Wall, Silke Fimmel, BUSA Dresden Director with Marta Mota and Paul Gianelis, BUSA Dresden Program, Spring 14

By Keith Gerald Davis III
November 14th, 2016 in IEW - Walls.

Having grown up behind the wall in the German Democratic Republic and not having been able to travel the world during my childhood and youth, I am still feeling a sense of awe and respect for everyone who fought for the downfall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. More

Procession of Princes in Dresden, Germany, Jasmine Nouravi, BUSA Dresden Programs, Fall 15

By Keith Gerald Davis III
November 14th, 2016 in IEW - Walls.

In August, soon after arriving in Dresden, my friends and I did some wandering around and found this beautiful wall near the older part of the city "Altstadt," and it inspired us to learn more about it. In German it is called "Fürstenzug" and was painted between 1871-1876 and depicts... More

Wind of Change – House wall decorated by artists in the Dresden Neustadt, – Silke Fimmel, BUSA Dresden Director

By Keith Gerald Davis III
November 14th, 2016 in IEW - Walls.

After the German reunification, everything seemed possible in the Eastern part of the country. The amtosphere of the newly gained freedom and change attracted creative minds in the arts, sciences, academia to Germany´s East in the early 1990s.

New England Walls, Prof. John Snyder, Ph.D., College & Grad School of Arts & Sciences – Chemistry

By Keith Gerald Davis III
November 14th, 2016 in IEW - Walls.

New England walls have an interesting history (..) ..(They) were likely built between 1775 - 1820, and often started simply as piles of rocks outlining the fields - where farmers basically tossed them to clear their fields. Later, they were often shaped as walls (rather than piles) or various qualties. More