A quick photo essay from Prof. Allocco

We’ve been busy the last several days with visits to the homes of many friends, overnight train travel, exploring mosques and expansive Hindu temple complexes, learning about colonial rule and the Indian independence movement at the Gandhi museum, and engaged in large-group class discussions and smaller conversations in a variety of contexts. Our students continue to impress us with their excitement about learning, their astute questions, and their striking observations. Today we’re off to a village to interact with traditional potters as they prepare for the Pongal harvest festival and then will travel to another village to learn about and watch community dance performances. Tomorrow we cross the border from Tamil Nadu to Kerala and head to the jungle, where we will learn about sustainable tourism, regional flora and fauna, and spice cultivation. But before the day starts, some images from the last few days —

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6 thoughts on “A quick photo essay from Prof. Allocco

  1. Barbara Griffith

    These are fascinating and stunningly beautiful! I bet the Ghandi museum was amazing and look forward to hearing all about the Harvest Festival, dance performance and the jungle!!!
    Everyone looks so peaceful and well-acclimated, enjoying the meals and their new and intricately-designed clothing-please bring me some, Audrey!;) There is so much to absorb andeveryone seems very engaged. Love the bells with the flowers and fruit and those mosaics on the ceiling are breathtaking. I don’t know what is in those little cups, but Cheers to all! How does one say that in India?

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  2. Steve & Debbie Kotoris

    Love reading every word that has been written. All look like they are in their element and are learning and so many memories they will be bring back to share with us. I can’t imagine exactly how they are feeling right now. Take every moment in Justin, Claire and Sarah and we can’t wait to hear about it all!!!

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  3. karen brown

    Love it and to see all of you guys especially Justin . Have a blast on this last stretch and can not wait to hear all about the trip .

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  4. Karen and Nick

    What an amazing trip – every day a new and wondrous journey. We wait anxioulsy to see the new adventures you are all experiencing and are impressed with the essays. We love the pictures, seeing how everyone is dressed in traditional clothing. We are all excited thinking about our own new treasure from India when you return. Have fun!!

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  5. Sharon Paterson

    Thank you for posting the beautiful photos of your travels so far. I am living vicariously through this amazing experience! There is no such thing as too many blog entries or photos. 😉

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