Sketch of Peggy’s school & landscape

Dated May 23rd (presumably 1937), Peggy sketched a landscape view, above a line-drawing of her school building in Switzerland. The landscape is entitled: ‘View from La Majolaine, Geneva’, and she has labelled various notable landmarks: Les Voirons (mountain), Cologny (municipality), L’aiguille verte (mountain), Le Mole (mountain), Mont Blanc (mountain), Petit Salève (mountain).There are also boatsContinue reading “Sketch of Peggy’s school & landscape”

Switzerland Journal April 6th 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”

Switzerland Journal April 5th 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”

Switzerland Journal April 4th 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”

Switzerland Journal February 14th 1937

Feb: 14th St Cergue.A village in the Juras. It is a big sports centre. St Cergue is situated at the side of the “Dôle” mountain and has a wonderful view over looking the lake of Geneva (or Lac Léman) which lies far down below. Also there is a lovely view over Les Dents de midiContinue reading “Switzerland Journal February 14th 1937”

Switzerland Journal January 24th 1937

Jan: 24th AnnecyAnnecy is an old & beautiful town _ but dirty. It is very popular with British people, & a lot of English artists go there to paint. It is situated on the lake of Annecy. The town is not unlike Venice with little canals & bridges. There is a modern part of theContinue reading “Switzerland Journal January 24th 1937”

Switzerland Journal January 19th 1937

Jan: 19th Thanne. (*Thun)A very old town in the canton of Bern. The army of horses of Switzerland are kept there. At Thun there is a very beautiful old castle high up above the town. From the castle there is a lovely view overlooking the town & the lake of Thun. The streets are narrowContinue reading “Switzerland Journal January 19th 1937”

Switzerland Journal December 26th 1936

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”

Switzerland Journal November 26th 1936

Thurs: Nov 26th. Le Tartuff*. A play written by Molier. It is a comedy about a family, the father of which is very fond of a man called Tartuff who is a hypocrite. Orgon, the father, offers Tartuff his daughter for marriage but the daughter is in love & wishes to marry another man. TartuffContinue reading “Switzerland Journal November 26th 1936”