Over the course of 28 days, Wartburg Choir traveled across 8 different countries and sang more than a dozen concerts. Here are just a few photos that scratch at the surface of the experience I had.
The church of our first concert – Sibiu, Romania
The Hungarian countryside – it looked a little bit like home.
Overlooking the Danube in Budapest, Hungary
No idea what I ordered for lunch in Bratislava, Slovakia – but that’s all a part of the adventure, right? (And yes, it was extremely tasty!)
Another familiar sight – near the Slovakia/Austria border
Hundertwasserkunstbauwerke – An unorthodox set of apartments in Vienna, Austria
Downtown Vienna, Austria
The fabulous Emily Bell and I in Austria (fun side-note: I visited Europe two years ago and I’m pretty sure I hiked up one of those mountains in the background)
Meine Lieblingsstadt! Salzburg, Austria
Our first glimpse of Italy – that blue water, holy cats!
After singing mass in St. Mark’s Cathedral – Venice, Italy
The breathtaking Duomo in Florence, Italy
“Abduction of the Sabines” – Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy from the top of the Duomo
The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
The International School of Milan, Italy. These kids were definitely one of my favorite audiences!
Possibly the best pizza I’ve ever had in my life – Milan, Italy
That ceiling, though – the 900-year-old site of our concert in Colmar, France.
For the curious, this is escargot, and it tastes like a cross between a buttered mushroom and clam – Colmar, France
The church in Neuendettlesau, Germany
My tour roommate Elizabeth and I with our host mom from Leipheim, Germany – I was super-sick, but she was incredibly nice and really helped me feel better.
SDG – Soli deo gloria, the same words engraved on Dr. Nelson’s music stand. Taken at the Bachhaus in Eisenach, Germany.
The namesake of our college – the Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Germany
The Festungssaal in the Wartburg Castle – Eisenach, Germany
Our host family from Eisenach, Germany. Our host mom was the biggest sweetheart ever!
The Blue Mosque – Istanbul, Turkey
An authentic döner from Istanbul, Turkey
The interior of the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, Turkey