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... the Netherlands and gave the piece to the couple as a wedding gift. They subsequently gave it to my parents. Our miniature sculpture, about three feet in length, of a reclining Madame Borgese, sister of Napoleon, sits on the sideboard in our den.
She is titled Ebe, "goddess of immortality feeding on nectar," sculpted in 1816-17. Canova and his studio made three versions of Ebe (also Hebe).
The is the sculpture we have in our den. This ...
... m going to blow by that novel with only the lightest touch; the entire Cathar affair, the Pope’s Crusade, was a 40-year war, a monumental historic event that laid waste to large swathes of southern France with corresponding catastrophic impact on its people. The tragic slaughter that it became has been cheapened by a fistful of popular myths like those proposed in the Da Vinci Code.)
For a number of political reasons, mostly the power of the local nobles ...
... in England, yet exigencies like getting to the hotel before dark in a city you've never been in before; there are some things that simply don't get done. So much to do and see, so little time.
On virtually every travelogue I’ve sent there are many things left unrecorded and unphotographed. When you are doing the type of whirlwind tour we are in this instance, a day is simply not enough time to adequately visit, learn about, explore, and photograph all that ...
... but the flies are a bugger.
Most of the locks today were doubles or trebles, so weve dropped down lots today.
It really is the busiest day on the canal there seem to be 4 different companies opperating in this area, I am sat opposite a charter base with about 30 boats parked today, the canal and local towns and villages seem to need the income these companies generate locally.
Anyway enough prattling got to clean the boat and then myself, will write more later.
... store is in the form of a large barge permanently moored on the side of the canal and was not very large but we managed to pick a couple of things out to help the local economy. For lunch Loobie had squid and risotto cooked in squid ink, Leslie and Caz had a large salad with goats cheese and i had a boot leather sirloin steak which a local dog had a good share of. (Mangy looking thing) ...