Friday 19 October 2018

La Mortella, Ischia.

I've wanted to visit the garden of the English composer William Walton for many years. We walked up the hill in the early morning so that we would have plenty of time to explore every corner.

A copy of the Facade stage curtain
which inspired the Simon Verity 'Mouth' sculpture.

There is the sound of water everywhere.
(Sir William had a button in his room that he could press to turn off the water supply when the sound of the fountains interfered with his composing.)

Narrow winding steps meander all about the garden.
The upper slopes give a fine view out to sea.

The temple of the sun
was delightful.

Lovers and cherubs all over the place!

By the time we were ready to leave the light had changed and the garden looked different again.