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April 30, 2020

Tour Director Lecture Series May 4 - May 8

Here are some highlights of recent lectures:

Tour Director Lecture: Matthais - „König Fußball regiert die Welt!“ King soccer rules the world! Tour Director Lecture Series: Frances - The Castle of Chenonceau
King Soccer Rules the World
You think you're going to get a lecture about German soccer, but instead, receive one about humanity and national identity.
The Castle of Chenonceau
Come along with Frances on a virtual tour of the Castle of Five Ladies.
Tour Director Lecture: Luis - Spanish Food and Traditions Tour Director Lecture Series: Sara - The Ecosystem of the Lagoons of Venice
Spanish Food and Traditions
Churros and chocolate anyone?
The Ecosystem of the Venetian Lagoons
Take a dive into waters of the canals of Venice!

For more lectures, visit previous blog pages where you'll find them posted.

The lectures are appropriate for students of all ages and are provided free of charge.

Each lecture features: Please let us know what topics you'd like to see covered next. We have Tour Directors with expertise in many topics ranging from language, culture, architecture, dance, cooking ... the list is endless!  

A note about Zoom
We are using Zoom to host our lectures. Zoom has repaired the vulnerabilities that have been reported recently. We have taken the following additional steps to ensure the best experience for all involved.

Lectures for the week starting May 4
For meeting links, please email sales@passports.com, the lectures are free, but we try to plan for attendance

Monday, May 4
11:00 AM ET
Martin Luther and the Reformation
With Matthias Kort

How an unknown monk in an unknown town changed the world over 500 years ago!

Martin Luther became an Augustinian Monk and was looking for God’s grace for the truth and for answers. To solve the problems, he was sent to Wittenberg in the far north-east of the German territories. There he studied at the new local university and became a professor – but with this - the trouble started!

Direct Link: https://passports.wistia.com/medias/kczy0t4e8l

Monday, May 4
1:00 PM ET
Impressionism - Understanding the Movement and Artists
With Frances Draxl

You'll discover how the Impressionist movement started, why it was necessary and who were the main artists. We'll study three artists in detail - Monet, Degas and Renoir. Get your canvas ready!

Direct Link: https://passports.wistia.com/medias/dw5med9onq

Tuesday, May 5
11:00 AM ET
Authentic Italian Cuisine
With Sara Cereda-Kort

Learn how simple authentic Italian cuisine really is, the do's and don'ts of eating out in Italy, and the secret to cooking the perfect Italian meal yourself!

Direct Link: https://passports.wistia.com/medias/umzaxvk3wd

Tuesday, May 5
3:00 PM ET
Language Study: Spanish Food and Traditions - Tapas, Pintxos, and More!
With Luis Troconis

A lesson for all levels of Spanish learners. Sit down for a bite to eat with your teacher, Luis, while he introduces you to the nouns of nibbling.

Direct Link: https://passports.wistia.com/medias/wze25rjulo

Wednesday, May 6
11:00 AM ET
Parisian Street Furniture
With Julian Moseley

Parisian streets are teeming with interesting and beautiful objects that today we would call “street furniture”, and yet many visitors know little about them, or may not even notice them. This lecture will open your eyes to things you’ve either never noticed before, or had noticed but had no idea what they were. You’ll never see Paris in the same light again!'

Direct Link: https://passports.wistia.com/medias/uq4it4ues8

Wednesday, May 6
1:00 PM ET
Ludwig II – the Mad King, the Fairytale King, the Michael Jackson of his time
With Matthias Kort

Let’s get an introduction to the Bavarian Royal Dynasty of the Wittelsbach and have a look at the most visited castles and palaces in Germany - that actually have nothing to do with Germany!?

Direct Link: https://passports.wistia.com/medias/83wj1ypyx6

Thursday, May 7
11:00 AM ET
French Cooking Lesson
With Frances Draxl

Step inside the kitchen with Frances for an intimate cooking lesson in the French style.
Music Sheet

Direct Link: https://passports.wistia.com/medias/fn68tls6x4

Thursday, May 7
1:00 PM ET
With Sara Cereda-Kort

We will learn about iconic landmarks, food, traditions, such as the famous Oberammergau Passion Play, and why German stereotypes have their roots in Bavaria.

Direct Link: https://passports.wistia.com/medias/762gy21bnc

Thursday, May 7
3:00 PM ET
The Tower of London and its Mysteries, Prisoners and Executions
With Georgina Newson

The Tower of London was built nearly 1000 years ago and, during its time, it has served many purposes. However, it is best known as a prison and place of torture and execution.
We will hear about some of its most famous prisoners, including royalty and German spies, as well as details on a few of the 400 executions that took place there. And, of course, what visit to the Tower is complete without the mystery of the two princes?

Direct Link: https://passports.wistia.com/medias/j3gw8h7cyu

Friday, May 8
11:00 AM ET
Who Was Joan of Arc?
With Larry Alexander

The tale of the Maid of Orléans is a wonderful tale... but it doesn't make sense. Here's why!

Direct Link: https://passports.wistia.com/medias/gx7ipv86rs

Friday, May 8
1:00 PM ET
The Architecture of Madrid
With Luis Troconis

Take a ride through the streets of Madrid with your guide, Luis, as he regales you with tales of the history of the city and its architectural triumphs.
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