Wilson College World Travel Film Series - "Egypt To Gibraltar"
Date(s) - 10/08/2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wilson College Laird Hall
Wilson College Special Events
Wilson College World Travel Dinner and Films Series Presents:
“Egypt To Gibraltar” By Marlin Darrah
Join us for an authentic meal starting at 6pm in Laird Hall followed by a film documentary narrated by the presenter in Thomson Chapel at 7pm.
Hummus and Pita Bread
“Egypt To Gibraltar” Synopsis:
Join Marlin Darrah on a dazzling voyage throughout the great Mediterranean Sea. Bordered by 23 countries, for more than 2000 years, it has held a spell over artists, writers, history-lovers, food and wine aficionados and all those seeking “the good life” of the great “Middle Sea” of the world.
This travel feature explores the diverse natural geography as well as some of the unique towns and major cities peppered around the Mediterranean. This epicurean journey moves east to west, beginning at the point where the Suez Canal merges with the Mediterranean; then to exotic Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt.
We then sail north to such alluring locations as Antalya along the Turquoise Coast, and to Kusadasi and the spectacular Greco-Roman marble buildings at Ephesus, Turkey. Curling north and west around the Aegean coast of Turkey, we spend time in one of the greatest cities of the world, Istanbul.
Then to the romantic Greek Isles of Mykonos and Santorini. We then sail on to intriguing Kotor, Montenegro and take some time to explore the greatest walled city by the sea, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
The journey continues to incomparable Venice – a grand and unique city that slowly sinks as tourists from around the world crowd in to savor the grand plazas, canals, bridges and religious sites.
Then we continue west to savor the French Riviera and the great film festival city of Cannes. And just inland is the incomparable walled city of Carcassonne. From France to Spain’s wild Costa Brava shoreline – where ocean-carved pillars of rocks begin to look like fanciful human and animal forms. Nearby, the supremely picturesque port town of Cadaques. It was here that the master surrealist painter, Salvador Dali, lived and worked with his wife Gala, for 50 years.
We then travel down the Costa Brava, Spain to cosmopolitan Barcelona, home of the 1992 Olympic Games. then into the lovely Portuguese capital city of Lisbon, certainly one of Europe’s most charming and unique cities. Built around seven hills, Lisbon’s magnificent baroque architecture was built with the riches garnered from the SE Asian spice trade in the 1700s. The program closes with a tour of Gibraltar, that small piece of England – also known in Classical Times as the Pillars of Hercules. t the very western edge of the glorious and chimerical Mediterranean. A grand journey from the SE corner of the Mediterranean all the way to its most western point where the great middle sea flows into the Atlantic.