Vintimillia*Vintimilia is the border town of France & Italy. It is quite a small town, situated on the Mediterranean. There is a little river which meets the sea at Vintimillia. The town is the centre of a very fertile country & therefore there is a lot of flowers & fruit there. *Correct spelling is VentimigliaContinue reading “Switzerland Journal April 7th 1937 (2)”
From Nice to Roam Nice was not yet awake when we left by the 6. o.clock train. We followed the sea in the train which looked simply lovely _ red with the rising sun. On our left the mountains & villas where (were) also of a lovely rose hue. All along the gardens where (were)Continue reading “Switzerland Journal April 7th 1937”
Monaco.Monaco is a town built on a Rock jutting out to sea. Although it is on the Riviera, it has (with Monte-Carlo) a Principality of its own. The Prince has his palace there. There is a cathederal[sic] & a museum at Monaco. The museum is Oceanographic & the biggest in the world of its kind,Continue reading “Switzerland Journal April 6th 1937”
Gourdon. Gourdon is a very small village built on the very top of a mountain. On three sides of it there are cliffs which descend into a valley – the valley of the river Loup. On the fourth side, the mountain descends in an escarpment. There is a road running up the mountain _ whichContinue reading “Switzerland Journal April 5th 1937”
The Riviera The Riviera of France is very beautiful at this time of year. The flowers are just coming out and the sun is hot. The Mediterranean is very blue & the rocks, which jut out of it are red. The houses on the small hills are usually white or of a bright colour, surroundedContinue reading “Switzerland Journal April 4th 1937”
Annemasse. A very pretty town in France, the opposite direction from Ferney. Is situated at the foot of a mountain. About 2 kilometers away from the French customs on the border. Geneva. (Genève) An International town situated at the west (the beginning) of Lake Léman, where the river Rhône joins the lake. The League ofContinue reading “Switzerland journal October 1st 1936”
‘Things of interest we see.’ Ferney. A little town in France where the French customs for Switzerland are. Voltaire wrote there. There are some big pottery works there.
Dairy sub-note: Epiphany1919. Pres. Theodore Roosevelt died Went to Sevre. Saw the potters & painters at work. Read letters from Mum & Dad. Went to see “Variatiés” & “Flying down to Rio”.
Diary sub-note: 18. Ovis and Livy died* Went skating. Saw Mrs Schlund’s friend. Saw “Boucles d’ore”** (Curly Top). Had letter from Anne Harrison & Mrs Miller. Wrote to Anne Harrison. *Ovid and Livy were famous Roman historians and poets. Ovid wrote the metamorphoses, which tells the story from the creation through to the death ofContinue reading “January 2nd 1936”