Throughout the fall term, Dartmouth women's lacrosse players will be sending in updates from their travels around the globe. Team members are currently studying, interning and volunteering abroad in a variety of countries thanks to the flexibility provided by the College's four-quarter Dartmouth-Plan system. Each student-athlete will provide at least one blog entry about her experiences.
Dana Brisbane (Locust Valley, N.Y.) • JR, M
Paris, France • Art Gallery Internship
As Georgia and I have settled into our apartment, we have started to get to know both our immediate neighborhood and the city in general. We live in an older section of the city with lots of small, classic French restaurants but some kookier ones too. For example, one restaurant called Pink Flamingo has the best pizza and a VW hippie van permanently parked outside you can eat in! Georgia and I went with our two roommates during the first week and had a great time in the van, fully decorated with pink flamingo lanterns and hippie beads. The stools and the table were also pretty psychedelic. Our neighborhood also has a café on practically every corner and restaurants squeezed between the cute boutiques we plan to take our moms too when our families visit!
We've also ventured outside the Marais and have managed to fit in some of the typical tourist spots. In one day, we walked down the Champs-Élysées towards the Arc du Triomphe and then went to the Eiffel Tower.
I've also managed to spend a ton of time in Paris's major museums, including the Centre Pompidou, the Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre. It's amazing to be able to see in person the works I've studied in class at Dartmouth. I understand now why my professors get so animated during lectures, some of the works are truly breathtaking. Unfortunately many of the museums don't allow photography, but I managed to document some of the paintings and sculpture I've seen.
Georgia and I also went to one of Paris's most famous flea market called les Puces. It seemed like every other booth was selling colorful Nike dunks ... I can think of a few girls on our team who would have been in heaven!
While we've gotten through some of our Paris bucket-list items, there still is so much to see in France and in Europe! This coming weekend we're going to see two friends who are on the men's lacrosse team at Dartmouth who are studying in Barcelona for the term. Georgia and I are a little Dartmouth-sick so it will be nice to see some familiar faces!
| Eiffel Tower
|| Michaelangelo Sculpture
||Arc du Triomphe