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Art and Architecture in Germany and Czech Republic

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My trip to Germany and the Czech Republic was very exciting. At first, I was not sure what to think about it. They are foreign countries and this was my first trip out of the United States. I did however think they would be much different from America. I knew that there would be many older buildings and castles in each country, since they are older than the United States. I also did not expect to see as many skyscrapers in these cities. I expected all of the cities to be beautiful and have a lot of unique architecture. Prior to my trip, I had very little art background, only the classes I had in middle school. I did enjoy visiting all of the museums in Germany and Czech Republic. I found that the museum visits helped me appreciate the art in Germany and Czech Republic.

One art experience I enjoyed was at the Zwinger Museum in Dresden, Germany. I loved all the paintings there. Each painting was unique, but you could pick out similarities in them too. The paintings all had stories to tell, real or fictional they all had their own interesting tale. All of the paintings were beautiful, elegant, and one of a kind. This was one of my favorite museums that we visited on this trip. Another art experience I enjoyed was at the Mucha Museum in Prague. Mucha's work was very unique and artistic. I really liked his style because to me it seemed like a combination of modern and Victorian at the same time. The way the colors flowed with each other appeared very elegant and inspiring. The artists in these two places really inspired me and I really enjoyed their art. A quote from a Prague tour guidebook states, "The 19th century Renaissance saw a period of national and revival and the burgeoning of civic pride," made me realize that the art I...

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...resting and wonderful. I had the opportunity to do and see things others may never have the chance to see. I feel very fortunate for having this opportunity. The differences and similarities in architecture and in paintings were a pleasure to witness. I enjoyed the culinary art of each of these countries as well. The way the food was presented was very artistic, almost like it is a painting. The streets themselves were works of art with the way all the cobblestones were placed. The art experienced on this trip was very insightful, it helped me to understand the different art styles of people and time eras. I feel very lucky to have had the chance to see some of the places where history was made. I feel changed for the better having been on this journey.

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Soukup, Vladimir “Eyewitness Travel Prague”. 8/1/2010
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