Dec: 26th La Lenk. A little village in the Swiss Alps. It is not very well known in England but in the winter most of the people who go there for winter sports are English. There are two big hotels_The Wildstrubel & Belview. Behind the village is the mountain Wildstrubel. At Lenk there is aContinue reading “Switzerland Journal December 26th 1936”
Thurs: Nov. 19. Neuchâtel. A town at the head of a lake and county* of that name. It is a very old town with a beautiful castle and catherderal[sic]. There are remains of an old Romain[sic] wall there. Morat.** Murten is a little town on the route Geneva – Neuchâtel. It is an old Romain[sic]Continue reading “Switzerland Journal November 19th 1936”
Thurs: Nov 12th. Colognie.*A pretty little village on the hills opposite la Mayolaine**. Lord Byron stayed there. We saw the house he stayed in _ where he wrote “Childe Harold” and “The Prisoner of Chillon”.There is a street named after him and also a stone laid for him.The village is a very picturesque little placeContinue reading “Switzerland journal November 12th 1936”
Sat: Nov 7th. Maison Genevoise.Art exhibition of the products of Geneva – wirelesses, crayons, chocolates, paintings, photographs, pottery, furniture, and many other things that are made in Geneva.
Britannicus.A play written by Jean Racine in 1669. It is a Tragedy in 5 acts. The scene takes place in the palace of Nero in Rome. The play is about Nero, who falls in love with Junie, the fiancée of his half brother, Britannicus. He takes Britannicus prioner and later sees that his mother –Continue reading “Switzerland journal November 5th 1936”
Madam ButterflyThe opera was in Italian. It was composed by Poccini[sic]
Le Monument de la Reformation.A monument built to the memory of the Reformation. It is the boundary wall of Old Geneve & new Geneva. It is an inormouse[sic] wall with stone figures on it._ John Knox, Cromwell and other outstanding characters of history.
Nyon. A very pretty little town on the Lake of Geneva. There is a castle there that stands up high above the town and looks out over the lake. In the castle is a very interesting museum consisting of old Roman remains. The castle is very old and was built in the 13th century.
The International Labour Office. (B.I.T)Different countries have presented things to the building. England has presented a lovely blue fountain & pond with a little boy in the middle. Germany, a lovely stained glass window with the different trades of men on it. Portugal, three china panels on the wall; of trade also.
“Veronique.” An operetta written by Massager. Extremely pretty scenery and dresses. The singing was marvellous and so was the music. M. Jean Badès was in it. Chambésy. A very pretty little village in the suburbs of Geneva. Grapes grow on nearly every house there. The village main street is a hill, steep and very narrow.Continue reading “Switzerland journal October 17th 1936”