“To be, or not to be”
Aug05

“To be, or not to be”

We decided to take a visit to the wonderful district of Helsingør in the greater Copenhagen area. Helsingør is home to the very old and very famous Kronborg Castle.  Kronborg Castle served as the inspiration for the setting of Elsinore in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  Hamlet is certainly one of my favorite Shakespearean plays, one that we often discussed outside of class when we were reading it in high school.  The castle was...

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Excursion to Berlin
Jul23

Excursion to Berlin

With a weekend free of labs and lab reports, a group of four of us decided to take a 3 day trip to the wonderful city of Berlin, Germany.  We started off our activities with a trip to see the  Brandenburg Gate. This neoclassical triumphal arch is gorgeous, and it is one of the iconic landmarks of the country. We started off the next morning with a hike to the top of the Berlin Victory Column.  The tower was built as a monument to...

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The Harbor and Tivoli
Jul14

The Harbor and Tivoli

My initial impressions of the city of Copenhagen were fantastic!  Keeping in tune with our short stay in Amsterdam, we started off our sightseeing in Copenhagen with, you guessed it, a canal tour.  The scenes from our boat were phenomenal. I was excited for a tour of the harbor from the very first search I made for Copenhagen in Google Images. It did not disappoint. The colorful rows of buildings that adorn the canals are even more...

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I AMsterdam: A Refreshing Layover
Jul13

I AMsterdam: A Refreshing Layover

Hello! My name is Patrick Steadman, and I have chosen to study abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark for the entire month of July. There will be many posts to come highlighting Copenhagen and any other place I get the opportunity to visit, but this post is focused on another city, Amsterdam.  Our UA lead professor, Dr. Turner, had the wonderful idea of booking a flight itinerary that involved a day-long layover in the city of Amsterdam on the...

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