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Spectacular Moment

The power of studying abroad is proven unmatched yet again. Upon entering the British Museum during our second week in Europe, our first stop of the day, I couldn’t help but feel the child-like jitters that recurred whenever we were about to view something incredibly historic or well known. This time, I was anticipating the Impressionist room where some of Claude Monet’s paintings are displayed. After visiting the incredible gardens at his home Giverny in Normandy, France, I was highly anxious to see his paintings in person. What I saw did not disappoint. The water lilies were beautifully displayed as well as some of the paintings from his earlier days. The moment I saw “Water-Lilies, Setting Sun”, my very favorite painting, was a very spectacular moment for me and a memory that will stick with me for a lifetime.