Laura's tour is so engaged and evocative. And her use of Edith Wharton's prose makes such a beautiful counterpoint to the visual appeal of the villas and gardens. I had just toured Wharton's New York, so was delighted with this fantastic look into her travels through Italy.
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The other Context lecturers set a high bar - while I enjoyed this, expected more than Google earth & street views.
This is the first lecture from Context that I just couldn’t watch. I had to quit 15 minutes into it, She took a long time to get started, and when she finally got into the content she was reading pages from Edith Wharton’s book and showing Google Earth images. The audio was terrible too. All in all this was far, far below what I have come to expect from taking close to a hundred context lectures.
Not much original content — pages from a book and mostly Google Earth imagery. Not up to my expectations from Context, based on numerous other Context Italian seminars.