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visit to Lisa's new house in Ollon
Switzerland. Professor Durham has got a new house, and on 14 October 2006, whilst
transporting IKEA bookshelves thither, it's time for a good look-round.
may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a
good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught
up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.
many long years spent in the frustrating task of finding a suitably large Swiss
habitation for purchase -- wedged (wedged!) amongst
toppling piles of books and video films, surplus leather jackets and fairly demanding
kids, in a fourth-story walk-up rental in Aigle, Switzerland -- Lisa's
finally found the perfect place.
not far from Aigle on the train line leading up to Villars, has many more old-world
charms than we ever suspected, as we were just motoring through in a hurry on
the road up to the mountains. It's got lovely narrow streets, a nice old church,
spectacular views out across the Rhône valley to the Dents du Midi, cute
little shops, and, of course (in summer), flowers everywhere.
just outside Lisa's front door, it's got pink buildings.
view up the street from Lisa's front door, in the quartier called Carroz.
are the Swiss obsession, and it works.
of the back streets of Ollon, 14 October 2006
Durham and fountain
narrow streets in Ollon
narrow streets in Ollon
view from Lisa's backyard
backyard, with the original hopelessly inaccurate sundial on the wall
in her new backyard, with the hopelessly inaccurate sundial still on the wall.
Lisa's youngest, Dr Dante (a.k.a. Dr André), was with us for the IKEA trip
and for lunch on the balcony, but missed out on the photo opportunities. Lisa's
oldest, Dr Mercedes, is in York at present, but her room here is filled higgledy-piggledy
with stacks of books, like all the other rooms.
in front of her house (staring fixedly at the pink one across the road)
Lisa's front door -- hieroglyphics and the original date of 1788.
livingroom -- the hundreds of other rooms in the house are not yet ready for photographing
until the piles of books and films have been sorted out and put up on shelves.
2006 in Ollon
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
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