Senior Brett Jackson explored through Europe while studying abroad last semester.

This past Spring Semester, I had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in Barcelona, Spain. While there, I got to travel around Europe and saw some amazing things. If you are ever given the chance to see Europe, take it. These photos are just a snippet of my time there.

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Girona, Spain

Walking around Girona, I couldn’t help but notice all of the amazing doors. Each door and doorway seemed to tell it’s own story, and this particular door really caught my interest. I just wondered how old it must have been and how many generations have used it. It reminded me of a quote, “There are things known and things unknown, and in-between are the doors.”

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Oxford, England

Walking around Oxford, it was hard not to feel the history. It was full of historic buildings, moss covered roof tiles and stones, and smokey chimneys. Basically Hogwarts.

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Barcelona, Spain

This was taken at Bunkers del Carmel in Barcelona, one of my favorite spots to view the city. It was an old anti-aircraft base from the Spanish Civil War that was built on a high point in the city. Now it is a great place to hangout and watch the sunset.

 

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Barcelona, Spain

Another sunset at Bunkers del Carmel, I randomly took a photo of some young Catalonians taking everything in. This photo brings back so many great memories of the beautiful city of Barcelona.

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Rome, Italy

After walking nearly 15 miles in our first day in Rome, we randomly came upon this dog patiently waiting for his owner.

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Rome, Italy

A lot of the streets in Rome smelled like fresh baked bread. This street was no exception.

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is probably my favorite city that I visited. Eastern Europe just has a whole different vibe to it. The city had castles in it, and I’m a big fan of castles.

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Florence, Italy

This is a photo of the Duomo de Firenze. However, when I look at it, all I can think of is the 1 pound of gelato I mistakenly ordered at a gelato shop. (I ate all of the gelato in one sitting.)

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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Going to see the Cliffs of Moher was high on my bucket list. I knew the cliffs were massive but they were much larger in person. To give a sense of scale, that small grey tower on top of the cliff is about a 40 feet tall. Also, the wind on the edge of the cliffs made small waterfalls flow upwards. It was powerful.

 

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Bergen, Norway

Bergen is the farthest North I have ever been. The city was beautiful with a lot of hiking and sightseeing. However, these colorful houses on a dreary day really caught my eye.

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Rome, Italy

Seeing the Pantheon in Rome was a dream come true. After reading Dan Brown’s book Angels and Demons, I kept picturing Robert Langdon running around the streets of Rome trying to save the world.

 

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Füssen, Germany

 

Füssen was one of my favorite places in Germany. It was about a 2-hour train ride South from Munich. The landscape was breathtaking, and so was Neuschwanstein Castle. It is definitely a place that I want to go back to.

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Füssen, Germany

 

 Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was amazing, especially after watching the Hunchback of Notre Dame.  This photo was taken from the top of the Eiffel Tower. As I was taking this, I kept getting weird looks from all of the people around me, but I think it turned out pretty cool.

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Paris, France

This photo was taken from the top of the Eiffel Tower. As I was taking this, I kept getting weird looks from all of the people around me, but I think it turned out pretty cool.

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