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