GEO's Marco Polo Explores: Paris in the Springtime, the Balkans and "Día de Los Muertos"

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia - Center City, 237 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

The Geographical Society of Philadelphia presents the springtime in Paris, and the Balkan countries such as Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Montenegro...adding more color to include Día de Los Muertos from central and South regions of Mexico.

Included in your ticket, please enjoy a light dinner, drinks, presentations and discount parking available for $12. 

Paris in the Springtime – Tom Tauber

In June, Paris overflows with flowers, tourists and pickpockets. It has 130 museums and thousands of sidewalk cafes and restaurants. At sunset, the banks of the Seine are crowded with strollers. In the Louvre, the Mona Lisa looks down serenely on frenzied tourists trying to get a three-minute glimpse at her. Notre Dame cathedral still stands proudly after the devastating fire. It’s a wonderful city.

The Balkans – Tom Fitzsimons

The Balkans lie a short ferry ride East of Italy and a culture away. Long a portion of the Ottoman Empire sections of the Balkans broke off into independent countries with distinct and fluid borders and cultures beginning in the early 20th century. Much of the region was included in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in its founding in 1918. The area is rich in cultural and historical significance. Join us for a photo tour of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Montenegro, including a walk up to the ramparts of the Castle used for the TV version of Game of Thrones.

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), Mexico – Tom Tauber
It is not a Mexican version of Halloween! It is the Mexican celebration of life and death…an explosion of color and life-affirming joy, while showing love and respect for deceased family members.

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