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On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Lesia Ukrainka, we decided to fantasize a bit and imagine Lesia in modern times. A little about Lesia’s Insta posts from the trip to San Remo.

On Wednesday morning I departed from Vienna. I didn’t stop in Venice this time (I drove past it at night); I stopped in Milan for 5 hours (till the next train) to enroll in the Italian library, so I didn’t rush anywhere there and I didn’t look around anything. I spent the night in Genoa so as not to show up at Sadovsky’s in the middle of the night and not to cause a stir. I departed in daytime and arrived there at 5 p.m. Here the summer is not over yet and all the inhabitants of villa Natalia are pottering around the garden, digging, planting, and watering, while wearing batiste blouses and straw hats


On the streets, there are lots of flowers I have missed so much. Comparing to chilly Vienna, everything is lively and bright here… I’m pleased with my favorite daisies – there are plenty of them along with roses.

Here I found (and could not help but visit) a cozy cafe, or rather a small restaurant… there is something dearly beloved to me, something home-like… and on the other hand, something fabulous… everything in red and black noble colors, and a bit of gold, and all this together with white awnings bulging in the warm breeze. I was truly surprised when in addition to Italian delicacies, I found there my favorite English fruit cake with cruchon, which I often cooked when visiting the Franko family; the fruit cake only lack dogwood jam. In any case, I bless my stars for it 🙂

In general, in comparison with Austria, Italy and San Remo in particular seem to be “home-like”: it’s warmer here; the people and nature are friendlier. They warm-heartedly welcomed me. The house is the same as last year; everything is the same as last year.

*Lesia Ukrainka
Personal blog
Penwoman, translator
Inspirer at @mavka.movie and @teatr_lesi
My Clubhouse room


15 March 2021 Цікаве

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