28 November 2016

Jumped rope and then bussed to class so as to avoid trudging through the snow. The bus put me just outside the Gates of Dawn, which I’d been meaning to visit.

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Completed in 1522, the Gates of Dawn is the only gate remaining of the nine once embedded into the city wall.

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Per custom, an image of the Virgin Mary was enshrined atop the gate. Painted around 1630, Our Lady of the Gate of Dawn is venerated by Catholics and Orthodox alike. It was visited by Pope John Paul II in 1993.

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Walked to class where we learned about multiculturalism and later about human shields.

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