Sonntag, 18. Juli 2010


The weather is officially cool! It's wondrous. We watched Bela Lugosi as Dracula last night on the Elbe, with a live accompaniment. It was a super interesting concept for a concert, but the movie just proved that directors have been ruining the books that they make into movies for a very long time.

I have a new strategy for interacting with Germans! I give them my ticket/money, smile, and try to say as little as possible in reply. So far, it's working beautifully.

We're going on an adventure tomorrow! We're getting on a train early in the morning to a city on the Baltic Sea called Lubeck. :)

Berlin was interesting. It's a huge city, and therefor a good bit scarier than Leipzig or Dresden. The historical parts were incredibly moving. The Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church made me cry because it was so beautiful but had been partially destroyed along with the rest of Berlin.

We saw a very modernized version of Handel's Orlando. That's probably one of the biggest understatements I have ever blogged. :) The performers were incredibly talented, and mostly female. All the male protagonists except for the musician were female, and it was not something that would have probably not been so accepted in Troy. I thought it was interesting though. We have definitely seen all the different aspects of opera on this trip, whether or not the professors planned it that way.

Well, hopefully tomorrow will go smoothly, we won't get lost in Germany, and I'll have more to blog about!

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