2003 European Art Tour - London, England
In June of 2003, Peter and Becky Pohle took a group of students on a twelve day trip to London and different parts of England. This was the second European Art Tour.
During this time they spent five days in London exploring the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, Hyde Park, the Design Museum, Covent Garden, Victoria and Albert Museum, and other intriguing sights around the London area.
Leaving London the group traveled for six days through the Coswolds, Oxford and Blenheim Palace, Kelmscott Manor, Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Salisbury, and Stonehenge. They were able to see a Shakespearian play in Stratford and visit the Eagle and Child pub in Oxford (home to C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien). It was a great time to soak up the culture, architecture, and art work of Great Britain.
Leah Hefner, who went on the trip, said after visiting the National Gallery, "It was so hard to believe that these were the actual canvases they touched, they weren't mere prints. It was so beneficial for me to experience the paintings that I had learned about in Art History." (The trip) "definitely changed my outlook and interest in art." Another student, Mark Schafer, said "It helped to open my eyes to other cultures and opportunities that are available beyond this country."