22540 Steps and Counting…

Kicked off day 2 in Dublin with a quick trip to Tesco to fill our empty kitchens (and stomachs). Little did we know our “quick trip” was about to turn into a 2½ hour excursion…By the time our group realized we might have overshot our destination, we had already walked...
Strolling on a Sunday

Strolling on a Sunday

Today was a free exploration day, so myself, Jared, Lauren, and Abby decided to hit the shores at  Dún Laoghaire (pronounced like the english words: “done” “leary” ).  We had heard from our tour guide Garvan yesterday (see the Dublin post from...
The Decisive Moment: June 21

The Decisive Moment: June 21

Say Cheese About this series: The Decisive Moment is a photo selected from my day that epitomizes my experience in a singular moment of time. To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a...
We Saw Everything in Dublin in 3 hours…

We Saw Everything in Dublin in 3 hours…

Not really, but we definitely saw enough to pique our interest and be secure in our choice that this is an amazing city to be studying in. Before I describe our day, I’ll let plenty of pictures tell a bit of our adventure… Today was our time for a 3.5 hour...
The Decisive Moment: June 20

The Decisive Moment: June 20

Walking tour of Dublin About this series: The Decisive Moment is a photo selected from my day that epitomizes my experience in a singular moment of time. To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as...

Noticing UCD

I took a few moments to myself this morning and wondered the campus of UCD alone. We have been given an assignment to create a visual map of UCD with our cameras; wanting to get ahead I scoped out some spots while most of my classmates were at the market. Last week...
A Timeless Classroom

A Timeless Classroom

Ardmore House Ardmore House Our Classroom “We will bring the best of the world to Ireland, and the best of Ireland […] to the world” (UCD Strategy 2015 – 2020: Our Vision for 2020). As we toured the UCD campus today, it became more and more...
Remembering and Moving On

Remembering and Moving On

Starting the Day Today was very two sided. On one hand a sad reminder of how quickly life can change on the other hand the opportunities in front of us. Arin and Lisa met the students at Dublin airport and I prepared course work and our teaching room in the historic...

What is Capoeira?

If you are going to follow Jared ‘Lenhador’ Ramer you should understand some things about what Capoeira is.  Lenhador means lumberjack and it is the name given to me by my mestre (master) during my first batizado (baptism) into the art.  He named me this...

Class Day 3: The Photo Essay

The final class before we left for Ireland was an introduction to the purpose and use of photo-essays to represent a specific phenomenon. The students worked in groups of five and were tasked with evaluating the literature presented and the way in which photographic...
32 Hours and We’re Still Going…

32 Hours and We’re Still Going…

No rest for the motivated teaching team for the UIC AHS Study Abroad in Dublin. After a 3.5hour delay, we were boarded, but pack like fresh fish for sale at the Seattle Fish Market.  Even dead fish are treated with kinder hands then we were being thrown bags of...
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