Sunday, May 18, 2008

the lie of the land

my companion for these walks was thoroughly familiar
with the lie of the land, and knew the best time to take in
each rustic scene, and the places best viewed in the
morning hours, which were most charming and
interesting at sunrise and which at sunset, as well as
the coolest, shadiest areas in which to seek refuge from the
burning midday sun.

Diderot on Art, The Salon of 1767