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Asia Society Texas Center says
Docent-led tours of Asia Society Texas Center's exhibitions allow visitors to experience art on a personal level, learn about art historical periods and styles, and hear stories associated with the artwork.

About the Exhibition

Round Trip: Bicycling Asia Minor, 1891
In the summer of 1890, two young Americans, William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen, Jr., set off to circle the globe on new-fangled safety bicycles. Round Trip features a selection of photographs taken by the cyclists during a year on the road visiting Greece, Turkey, Persia (today Iran), and a portion of the Russian Empire (Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). The images vividly convey what the two adventurers experienced as they pedaled across barren dirt roads, river crossings, mountain passes, and volcanic terrains, encountering new peoples and cultures.
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By: Asia Society Texas Center

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