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Photography Club takes trip to Europe

Students visit historical sites of Barcelona and Paris

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The Eiffel Tower is located in Paris, France and named after the en- gineer Gustave Eiffel. Its construction started on January 26, 1887. It is the tallest structure in Paris, at 984 feet high. At night, the tower is lit up with thousands of bulbs and strobes making it a popular attraction. In 1909 the tower was almost torn down but it was saved because it could be used as a radiotelegraph station.

The Eiffel Tower is located in Paris, France and named after the en- gineer Gustave Eiffel. Its construction started on January 26, 1887. It is the tallest structure in Paris, at 984 feet high. At night, the tower is lit up with thousands of bulbs and strobes making it a popular attraction. In 1909 the tower was almost torn down but it was saved because it could be used as a radiotelegraph station.

By Romel Galanto

By Romel Galanto

The Eiffel Tower is located in Paris, France and named after the en- gineer Gustave Eiffel. Its construction started on January 26, 1887. It is the tallest structure in Paris, at 984 feet high. At night, the tower is lit up with thousands of bulbs and strobes making it a popular attraction. In 1909 the tower was almost torn down but it was saved because it could be used as a radiotelegraph station.

Sonya Park Smith, reporter

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By Shaye Witkus
La Sagrada Familia is a Roman Catholic Church located in Barcelona, Spain that, was designed by Antoni Gaudi. The site is not yet complete and isn’t expected to be until 2026. Its construction first started on March 19, 1882. When complete there will be 18 towers. One will represent Jesus Christ, four towers for the gospels, one dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the other 12 will represent the Apostles.

The Photography Club visited Europe over spring break. They went to Paris, France, and Barcelona, Spain. Including the students and chaperones, eleven people went on the trip.

First they went to Paris then took a train to Barcelona.

In Paris, they saw the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe. In Barcelona they saw the La Sagrada Famil- ia, a church designed by Gaudi and some of his other structures.

Art teacher Lillian McLeod and adviser of the photography club said that she enjoyed seeing the students explore new places that they had never been to before.

Junior Romel Galanto, secretary of the Photography Club, said his favorite part of the trip was seeing all the old architecture.

“It amazes me how it’s still standing up here today and it just opened my mentality about the world,” Galanto said.

Galanto compared Europe to Hawaii.

“Hawaii’s so small and going to Europe is like ‘Boom!’ Where has this been my whole life?’,” Galanto said.

Junior Shaye Witkus, president of the Photography Club, said her favorite part of the trip which was the Louvre in Paris.

“My favorite I would say would be the Mona Lisa because I’ve heard about it and how it’s so little,” she said. “It’s something that you dream of and (when) you see it, you’re like ‘wow.’’’

She said her favorite part of Barcelona was seeing Park Guell.

“Growing up, I used to watch the Cheetah Girls. One of the group leaders was from Barcelona and it was really cool walking on the same stairs as they did,” Witkus said.

Photography club members and adviser on trip in Europe.

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