Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

LLI: The Alps, the Glacier Express, and the Oberammergau Passion Play—a Photo Travelogue

Hylton Performing Arts Center, Jacquemin Family Foundation Rehearsal Hall


Speaker/Host: David Pace

The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range which lies entirely within Europe, stretching across seven countries. David and Mary Pace recently took a trip through four of those countries, starting in Northern Italy, then touring the Swiss Alps on the Glacier Express train, and continuing through Austria, and Southern Germany. Their trip included seeing the once-per-decade Passion Play in Oberammergau. In this photo travelogue, David Pace will share their experiences in these beautiful Alpine lands.

David and Mary Pace are seasoned travelers, having visited 77 countries and all but one continent (Antarctica). Their love of travel began when David was stationed in Germany for three years in the US Air Force. Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in art from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia, and David holds a bachelor’s degree in math from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in astronomy from San Diego State University. In addition, David is a retired USAF officer and meteorologist, a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, and has had stints in the private sector and at the Federal Aviation Administration. Both David and Mary recently appeared as advertising models for Richfield Living and David has also made appearances as a background extra in various TV shows and movies. David is currently the LLI-Manassas webmaster.

LLI Coordinator: David Pace

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit