Brentwoodian 2022

Both Simeon and I received the Jim Inglis Travel Bursary. This Bursary entitled the awardee, or awardees, to funding for an educational trip to benefit our studies of modern foreign languages. The fund was created in honour of the man Jim Inglis, an adventurer who sadly passed away on an expedition (probably). Initially, we visited the city of Bordeaux. On the taxi ride to our apartment we saw the diversity of the city, the varying cultures and styles of architecture that Bordeaux supports. We arrived at our apartment, and after checking in we surveyed our local area. We were situated on Victor Hugo street, an area rich in Muslim culture, a three-minute walk away from the river Garonne. On our first day we went to the Musée des Beaux-Arts. This museum focuses on the classical and romantic period of Art in France. It is separated into two separate buildings, one focusing on the classical and the other focusing on the romantic period of art. The day following, we visited the Musée d’Art Contemporain, housed in a disused, early 20th century factory. The art was mainly formed by local, up-and-coming artists. It focuses on expansive art, utilising the space provided in order to maximise the emphatic nature of the pieces. The different issues that French art tackles was very interesting. It highlights the difference in cultural and lived experience of the French populus compared to that of the English. Issues such as race are less prominent, while issues such Notre Vacances à Bordeaux et Paris 51