Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Arrival in Venice

To all and every who come to see my rambling record... I have arrived in Venice. It is a most confusing city, a confusion which is exacerbated by the refusal to incorporate street names in postal addresses. The university has no campus. The main building has been abandoned since it is about to collapse into the Canale Grande. This means that the university consists of obscured entrances, and winding staircases; libraries squashed onto the sides of corridors, and offices in residential courtyards. It is unlike anything I have come across in England, although I suppose if you imagine Oxford forced to moved in its entirity to the conservation area of St Albans you would get the idea...


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