Northern Europe

Here’s an opportunity to visit by film in one afternoon nine of the great cities and countries in Northern Europe.

Award-winning filmmaker Marlin Darrah, (pictured) Portland, Ore. will be in
Cambridge for the first time to narrate his film “Northern Europe – A
Journey to Iceland, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Prague, Copenhagen,
Germany’s Kiel Canal, Bergen Norway and Fjords, Amsterdam, Antwerp and
Paris.”

Here’s an opportunity to visit by film in one afternoon nine of the great cities and countries in Northern Europe.

Award-winning filmmaker Marlin Darrah, (pictured) Portland, Ore. will be in Cambridge for the first time to narrate his film “Northern Europe – A Journey to Iceland, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Prague, Copenhagen, Germany’s Kiel Canal, Bergen Norway and Fjords, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Paris.”

See all this on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Richard G. Hardy Performing Arts Center at the Cambridge-Isanti High School in Cambridge. Iceland native Gudberger (Gus) Audunsson, Osceola, Wis., will open the program with Icelandic and American songs with guitar accompaniment.

Marlin Darrah has shot and directed documentaries in over 130 countries for 50 different companies in his 30 year filmmaking career. Darrah’s film is a delicious sampler of fjords, fish markets, art museums, cathedrals, lively pedestrian streets, great canals, bridges, palaces, parks and meetings with fascinating Northern Europeans.

He will open the program with a visit to Iceland, Europe’s North Sea nation famous for its geothermal hot springs, volcanic activity, Nordic culture and Reykjavik, its capital. Darrah will then take you to Russia to see St. Petersburg’s Nevsky Prospeckt, Summer Palace, The Hermitage and cathedrals. He’ll show you Moscow’s Red Square, the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Church, the circus, Arbot Street and fascinating subway stations.

In Prague, the pearl of Europe isolated for 40 years behind the Iron Curtain you’ll see the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, palace and five different types of architecture from six centuries.  

Copenhagen, the dazzling Danish capital has Tivoli Gardens, palaces, parks, the Little Mermaid and high quality of life. Bergen Norway in one of the most stunning geographical settings in the world features the fish market, colorful old buildings, parks, museums and Norwegian fjords.

In Amsterdam, “Venice of the North” and world trade center you’ll sample the 100 kilometers of canals with 1,500 bridges. London, one of the world’s ten greatest cities has the Parliament, Thames River, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and much more. Paris, probably the most beautiful city in the world features the Notre Dame Cathedral, Seine, Champs-Elysees, Eiffel Tower to name a few of the highlights that you will see.

This is the second of three Travel and Adventure Film programs this season. The third one will be “Return to Sweden” followed by a Scandinavian Supper on Friday, March 25.

Advanced sale tickets for each film program and the supper should be purchased from Cambridge-Isanti Community Education using VISA or MasterCard by calling 763-689-6189, online at  www.cambridge.k12.mn.us or at the Community Education office at 625B Main St. N., Cambridge, MN. 55008.

This series is sponsored by Cambridge-Isanti Community Education with financial support from People First Travel Program of Peoples Bank of Commerce and GracePointe Crossing.

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