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Students Explore Martigny!

Posted on: 1st December 2014 | Category: Trips and excursions

On 22nd of November, 2014, Monsieur Raman, our driver of the chariot Surval/Montreux, headed south from Montreux with all of us for a day in the ancient village of Martigny Switzerland.

We visited the Foundation Barry, to find the really big dogs, (we were with 19 of them) and a museum of the history of the region. The gentle, loveable, huggable and adorable Grand St Bernards have a long legacy of history since 1049 of saving stranded travellers on the Pass of The Grand St Bernard. They are housed in a beautiful building dedicated to their service. Parents beware, you may be getting a Big Dog in your stocking for Christmas!
Then, we all went onto the wonderful exposition of the work of August Renoir of the Impressionist period of Art in Paris from 1867 and onwards. This exhibition is at the Foundation Gianadda, renowned in Europe for its fabulous expositions of collections of various painters of the world. We continued into the sculpture gardens, and a hot chocolate, and followed by a visit to the Roman Amphitheater after a very nice lunch at the Barry Foundation.

A very good time was had by all. A special thanks to the trainer of the big dogs for all her information of the St Bernard breed and history of the dogs and to all the students and staff and faculty who joined us on this wonderful and unique experience.

Mr Bluhm, Professor, Drawing and Painting and History of Art. 

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