This picture was taken on a cliff in the Trotternish peninsula (Tròndairnis in Scottish Gaelic) of the Isle of Skye, one of the islands of the Inner Hebrides. I was trying to climb down to make friends with the sheep, but (if you can’t tell) they are grazing on a near vertical slope. The Isle of Skye is one of the most hauntingly beautiful places I’ve ever been, with ancient black mountains, pinnacle rock formations, jagged sea cliffs, dramatic waterfalls, and amazing seafood to boot. I could not be happier that Haverford afforded me the opportunity to go to a place like this.
Hello, Haverford! This is a picture of Berlin’s famous Brandenburger Tor at sunset. It marks the spot of one of the city’s gateways, back when (as is typical for medieval times) a city wall surrounded the whole thing. The Brandenburger Tor is the only one of these gates still standing, and is the symbol of Berlin. It’s lived through WWI, WWII, and the Cold War, when the Berlin Wall stood right in front of it. You could say it’s a kind of testament to the resilience of the German people and their ability to survive and endure, despite unimaginable bouts of horrors and cultural shame throughout their history. Or you could just say it’s kinda pretty.
This beautiful view is of the city of Siena from the Duomo (city’s cathedral). Looking out on this gorgeous vista, I could not help but be thankful to go to a school that offers me opportunities like the very one I am experiencing now. And while I miss Haverford, I am having the time of my life here in lovely Siena, Italy! Ciao from abroad!