c1895 @DuomodiMilano "Milan, sitting in the Cathedral Square, on Saturday afternoon, drinking Bitter Campari and watching the swarm of Italian city-men drink and talk vivaciously...the perfect mechanizing of human life." *WHAuden, Twilight In Italy
@LasPozas surreal structures by *EdwardJames from 1962. Patron of *SalvadorDali*ReneMagritte Socialized with *SigmundFreud*WHAuden*DylanThomas*AldousHuxley Bought *Coffee plantation in 1947. Cultivated orchids for decade & exotic animals.
@ComoCathedral (1396) "Como, it must have been wonderful even a hundred years ago. Now it is cosmopolitan, the cathedral is like a relic, a museum object, everywhere stinks of mechanical money-pleasure." *WHAuden, Twilight In Italy (1916)
"It must have been wonderful when the Romans came there. Now it is all villas. I think only the sunrise is still wonderful..l..in the market they were selling *chestnuts wholesale" *WHAuden, Twilight In Italy (1916) @ComoItaly
"In dreary little @Chiasso, I drank coffee, and watched the come and go through the Customs. The Swiss and Italian Customs officials had offices within a few yards of each other..." *WHAuden, Twilight In Italy (1916).