Art Museum…School…Architecture College…Factory Outlet Shopping

Thursday 16th June 2010

Art Museum…..ummm…I don’t understand art….but yeah..some of the paintings were good…they looked like photographs…some of the paintings were gross…they were almost like pron….have taken pictures of the good and the bad…will show on request!

We had basically gone to a town called Mendrisio which in  the southern most past of Switzerland…and from there was went to smaller towns around..the weather in this part of town is suppose to be sunny….but it was rainy and cold…and we are not complaining …cause we get enough and more of the sun in India…

After the art gallery ….we went and saw the local school of the village…the village has 1200 people…and it had a school….and a huge school….2 floors….big building…big ground….a basketball court….view of the hills…..for ONLY 60 CHINDREN! It is crazy to have an infrastructure like this was just 60 kids…but that is the way it is at least in the Italian part of the country…

This goes back to the time when the Italian part of Switzerland was poor as it was essentially farmers…and the people decided to progress as a demography…it would be important to that people are educated and hence every small village has a school…

After the school….we went for another roatry meeting…same standard song and dance…we are getting good at it….but also bored of it…

Then it was time to visit the architecture college…the Swiss Italians are vey proud of the universities they have….which are quite young and are only about 10 years old….before that the people from this area which is called tichino would have to go to other cantons or countries and study….so understandably the people here are proud of these institutes….

We then did a little city walk…all cities look the same….at-least to me and this was not very different…..

We were then taken shopping to a place called Fox Town….it had nothing to do with foxes …just many many factory outlets for branded stuff….I bought NOTHING…as expected…..jut walked around…

It was then dinner time…..tried…Panache….which is local beer mixed with something sweet….so the concoction tastes nice…I think it is the Italian version of the Chan -tee…had some wonderful locally made stuffed pasta with a goat cheese sauce…I love the cheese and the pasta….getting fat..eating all the yummy Italian food….will come back and go on a diet…this is the time to try out different things!

On that note…Chao (bye)….Boona Sera( have good evening..) well I forgot the Italian word for good night…u will have to make do with ‘have a good evening for now!

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2 responses to “Art Museum…School…Architecture College…Factory Outlet Shopping

  1. Vivek Mehta

    Hi. Art by international masters always included nudes. And they were always life-like nudes. Hence such art cannot be classified as porn.

  2. Andrea

    The “Tichino” still is the poorest canton of Switzerland with the highest unemployment rate. In our impression the people here are “lazy”. They employ people illegally from Italy. They make their own roles here apart from the rest of Switzerland it seems.

    For university graduates there are hardly any jobs. Impossible to have a sustainable university there (except for art and architecture as Italy is just around the corner).

    When talking about nudes: Have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depictions_of_nudity. Nudes were not always accepted here neither and the artist had to repaint the picture. Especially in churches…

    I LOVED fox town – BEFORE coming to India…

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