Simple and naive, but direct.
Statement of Motivation
- Fisrt Meet Paris
In summer of 2002, I was selected to represent the youth of Beijing attending a program of UNESCO, aimed to give youth the awareness of culture heritage protection via comparative study of Beijing and Europe. Fortunately, I grasped the opportunity to investigate the Seine in Paris and the Summer Palace in Beijing. The long-term work of culture heritage protection of France left me a deep impression during that wonderful journey!
However, strictly following the arrangement of the team, I could not take enough time stay in some of my favorite places during that journey. For example, we took only 2 hours in Musée d'Orsay. It’s far form enough to me, a big fan of art especially in impressionism and post-impressionism.
- 9 Years Later
In July 2009, I became a trainer (focus on career development of Chinese college student, an interesting job!) after graduated from college. During 2.5 years I have already built my own stable work and colorful life.
This year, with good salary in Beijing, I began my ‘plan of art’----- visit the famous museums and the residence of some big artists. In summer I visited some spots in New York such as Metropolitan Museum of Art. Now I plan to visit Paris again, hope to meet some ‘de ja vu’ of some paintings, sculptures and the different view of winter. Since Van Gogh is also my favorite besides Monet, I will went to Amsterdam for two days.
- My Plan
This time I will take the journey by myself for most days and someday with a friend (my classmate in high school, now studies in Sweden for her master degree). The “PLANNING DES VOYAGES” in another page is my rough plan. Now I am continuous specify it according to 4 tour guide books and tens of art history books of mine.
(Photo: 2002 at Paris, 2011 at NYC)