Capitol Field Trip
Today we took a field trip to Richmond so we could observe the ancient influences on our modern architecture. Unsurprisingly, there was a lot, like the overall appearance of the capitol building mirroring that of a Roman temple. There were even subtle differences in the wooden molding between the modern House and Senate chambers. We then went to Maymont park for a picnic, with a healthy side of outdoor adventure.
We then cooled down with some authentic Italian gelato and a nice break before dinner.
After dinner, we watched the Greek movie adaptation of the myth Iphigenia, an interesting look into the cinematography of the late 70's and the interplay between ancient myths and modern geo-politics. Tomorrow we will be returning to classes as normal in the morning, and seeing a performance of Shakespeare's The Tempest in the evening.
As promised, here's a picture of Dr. Cohen, our consul, and her authentic Greek theater mask.
Hannah and Hannah
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