Just a 10 minute walk from my college, the Fitzwilliam Museum is home to artifacts from the Egyptian era to modern times. On the ground floor, there’s one room displaying various armory and several huge rooms completely dedicated to ceramics and potteries. Entrance is free, and it’s definitely worth visiting.
The collection is absolutely amazing! There are items from all over the world and from all kinds of time periods. There were so many beautiful plates and cups, some with colors that I had never seen on ceramic. It was so beautiful and such an extensive collection – I would highly recommend going!
Upstairs, there are exhibits from Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Middle-East, and more. In addition, there is a European painting collection.
My favorite part of the museum was the Degas exhibition. It’s here from October until mid-January, and it displays sketches, paintings, and sculptures from Degas. They’re absolutely amazing, especially the sculptures. I’m so glad I got to see his work and all the other amazing exhibits in this museum, just walking distance from my college!
Now, based on the title you may be wondering what kind of story this will be. As you will soon find out, it’s a story of adventure born out of the pure, dark chaos that fills the minds of sleep deprived Caltech undergrads.
I’m starting a new miniseries on the blog – Film Club! Each episode, I’ll share a short clip from a popular piece of media, and then completely dissect and overanalyze it, because let’s face it, I’m doing it in my head already anyway. You say “buzzkill.” I say “science.” We’ll kick things off with a clip from Gravity Falls I discussed a bit in my previous post: Season 2 Episode 12, A Tale of Two Stans. If somehow you haven’t watched this show yet (?!)… spoilers incoming!
It’s crazy to think that I began applying to college almost three years ago. I still remember spending hours looking at college websites, admissions blogs and reddit pages to try to get a sense of what college is ACTUALLY like. To help you get through these stressful times, here are a few tips that I wish I had listened to. Hopefully, these will ease your worries and maybe even make the process more enjoyable!?