LIFE LATELY: March was a very boring month. For a start, both of us got sick. When I recovered, I only felt good by hibernating at home! I nevertheless visited the Museum of Art and History in Geneva…but apart from that, I was longing for spring to come and our gardens and parks to be full of blossom.
GENEVA POSTCARDS: In the first week of March, Geneva looked like Siberia: freezing, cold and snowy. I took these morning photos of my neighbourhood.
BOOKS: My March goals were to review some old reads that I will be posting in May. The beautifully written, macabre and fascinating The Collector by John Fowles. The very powerful memoir Amores da Cadela “Pura” by Margarida Victória (English title: The Loves of the Purebred Bitch). The magnificent The Great Tea Rooms of Britain by Bruce Richardson.
ART LOVER: Museum of Art and History (2, Rue Charles-Galland)
The Museum of Art and History is a huge museum of over 1 million exhibition pieces, capturing the history of Western culture and civilisation from ancient times to the present day. Museum entrance is free for everyone.
|Konrad Witz (Rottweil 1400 - Bâle 1447)|
|Jean-Étienne Liotard (Genève 1702 - Genève 1789)|
|Sir Thomas Lawrence (Bristol 1769 - Londres 1830|
BOOKSTORE: Les Recyclables (53, Rue de Carouge)
This is an inescapable and friendly place for lovers of reading and good food, where you can buy second hand books (often in perfect condition). This bookshop-café pairs literary taste with culinary artistry.
What is coming next? Well, warmer and longer days suitable for outdoor life, getaways, after work drinks on café terraces and seeing our markets and parks filled with colourful and pretty flowers. I wish you all an amazing Easter holiday.