This was fascinating, filled with recent history, art, and culture. Mr. Martinez is a great speaker, comfortable with the technology, and very knowledgeable. This was great fun!
What an inclusive, personal, enlightening tour of this often overlooked section of London by a true resident. Interesting discussion of the changing nature of residents (and why they emigrated initially in the '70s) with the resultant changes in the neighborhoods. Loved the tour of Brick Lane. The Google maps views and movement on our tour was like I was really doing the walk! The street art was amazing. Banksy seems like such a character! This lecture showed how an impoverished section of the city blossomed into UK's biggest economic sector now. Success story!
I love the sessions on a limited range of art - eg sistine chapel, goya and guernica, marie de medici. the time is super short so i like the deeper dives into a piece of art or subset. i like the street art themes popping up re athens and banksy.
Did the tour of Renoir to Dali in Montmartre that was interesting and informative and worth the time on 5/13. Then later did the tour of Hemingway in Paris which was hugely disappointing! He's very knowledgeable but so disorganized and unfocused that it was hard to appreciate the information he was trying to convey.
For those people that have registered for multiple courses, it would be nice to offer a multi-course discount. I will be taking my third course this week and am planning to register for another one next week.