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Prague Redefined

In Prague, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Genius loci by Matthew SeepersadLeave a Comment

When walking through Prague, there are a multitude of senses that you feel. Some of the most noticeable are the sense of new found freedom, happiness, and young energy. Twenty-five years ago, the Czech Republic was under communist control which hindered peoples’ freedom. In 1989, the Czech Republic was finally liberalized during the Velvet Revolution and spiraled into a new …

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Prague’s Genius Loci

In Prague, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Genius loci by Eric DuanLeave a Comment

Prague is a place where cultures clash. There is the culture that stems from their deep Bohemian roots and times of communism that clashes with the rapidly modernizing and increasingly consumerist young population. Because of how many factors play a role in the atmosphere of Prague, it is difficult to say exactly what Prague’s “genius loci” is. However, there are …

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To be Parisian

In Paris, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Genius loci by MistyLeave a Comment

When asked to think about what is quintessentially Paris, or the “spirit of place” that exists here, my mind jumps first to the people. In my opinion, it is the locals—from their clothing to the way they spend their afternoons sitting idly at their neighborhood cafés—that give Paris its unique flavor, always slightly mysterious and intangible to outsiders. While I …

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Sense of Place

In Florence, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Genius loci by Drew Kohl2 Comments

Florence is of course the birthplace of the renaissance, and one of the art hubbs of the world. This seems to be the outstanding identity of Florence when the city is mentioned. But, that is the tourists definition of Florence. The Florence everyone thinks about really only encompasses a few key places: the Duomo, Museo L’academia, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Michelangelo. …