Author Archives: ZachHorbal21

Childhood’s Gate

As part of growing up, children learn how to interact and play with each other on the playground. However, there comes a time when learning becomes more important and prevalent in youth, and less time is spent on the playground, … Continue reading

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City Feels

One thing that I have observed since being in Italy is that I have not really felt any culture shock, which I was warned about getting. I thought that I would get to these new cities and feel overwhelmed or … Continue reading

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Green Spaces and the Mind

After touring the agricultural facilities at the university here in Perugia, I thought about some of the similarities and differences between the College of Agriculture at Penn State University. The first observation I made was the difference in size. Simply … Continue reading

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Sidewalks in Florence, Placemaking

One thing that caught my interest in Firenze besides all of the tourist attractions, shops, and restaurants was actually the sidewalks. When I was in Florence, I felt similarly to how I feel when I walk around in New York … Continue reading

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Roma: The Monarchy, Republic, and Empire

This past weekend I got the amazing opportunity to go to the city of Roma. During my 4 days there, I made an observation about the city design. To me, elevation signifies power. All of Romes amazing points and sights … Continue reading

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