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Daphne Birdsey

Daphne Birdsey is an associate development officer in the Development Department.

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Arles and The Camargue: In Van Gogh's Footsteps

Daphne Birdsey, Associate Development Officer

Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013

We've spent the last few days of our trip in and around the city of Arles. The nearby region of the Camargue, also known as the Rhone Delta, is where the Rhone River ends and the Mediterranean Sea begins. Its salty marshland is renowned for its wild, white horses and pink flamingos.

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Popes and Wine in Provence

Daphne Birdsey, Associate Development Officer

Posted: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

We're in the sunny region of Provence (not considered part of France until the fifteenth century), and we recently visited the former papal palace in Avignon, which housed seven successive popes during the fourteenth century (for various reasons). Much of the palace was ruined during the French Revolution, but you can still get a sense of the scale of the rooms and the richness of the decor. One original painted ceiling has managed to survive for seven hundred years!

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Burgundy: Dijon and Beaune

Daphne Birdsey, Associate Development Officer

Posted: Monday, October 7, 2013

We've spent a very plesant few days in Burgundy aboard the MS AmaDagio, stopping in towns such as Dijon and Beaune to see medieval treasures.

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Textiles in Lyon

Daphne Birdsey, Associate Development Officer

Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013

I am currently traveling as a Museum representative on a Travel with the Met program Dukes, Popes & Painters: Lyon to Arles aboard MS AmaDagio. This morning we arrived in Lyon to spend the day before we begin a seven-night cruise along the Saône and Rhône rivers.

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