Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A MEMORY OF GENOA

Duomo di Genova
Image:  Wikimedia Commons
Last week I wrote about the terrible floods that have recently taken place in the city of Genova [Genoa] and I started thinking about some happy times I've spent there.  I want to share one of these memories with you today:

In the 1980s, on a school trip to the city, I took my band of merry pupils to see the house of Cristoforo Colombo there. Next, we went to the Cathedral, where one of my charges exclaimed, at the top of his voice,

"Cor! This is big! 'Oose 'ouse is this, then?"

"God's", said I.  "Now shut up."

Me in Genova - 1984

4 comments:

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

You had me laughing this morning!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Glad of that, Betty.

Winchester whisperer said...

Love it!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks, WW.

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