beau paysage

13 Cahors

Beau temps, beaux paysages mais nous marchons dans le désert. Rencontrons 2 personnes :1 nouveau randonneur anglophone et un cueilleur d'orties. Heureusement nous avions un sandwich au départ de Bach. Très belle balade dans Cahors où nous retrouvons les Australiens qui expédient un de leurs sacs. Superbe chambre d'hôtes au bord du Lot.

Tu es ma  plus  belle poésie, ton rire, ma plus belle mélodie,  tes fous  rires ,  mes  plus belles symphonies. Ton visage mon plus beau paysage, ton  regard  mon  plus beau  voyage .Tes petites mains mes plus belles caresses,tes petites joues l'endroit ,préféré de mes lèvres.
—  Soprano

27.

THE THIRD ITEM INSPECTED: A BUST OF A WOMAN WITH AN ARTICULATED MOUTH AND MOVING GLASS EYES, POSITIONED IN FRONT OF A PANORAMA OF THE EUXINOVAN COASTLINE PAINTED ON A SPOOLED LINEN SCROLL.

WILFRED.    I recognize this exhibit from the Exposition. It runs hourly at the Central Pavilion — but there, a man beside the display delineates the visual tour, and no bust such as this is involved. It seems designed to mouth the narration like a puppet.

AULDOMOUCHE.    Its style and construction leave no doubt that it’s of the same manufacture as the automated sculptures found in the Parc d’Urongelex. Surely the noted entrepreneur Visculorph d’Urongelex wishes to expand the presence of these devices — and he has married into the financial means to accomplish this — yet I’ve noticed they are not readily embraced by the public outside of their pastoral-satirical sphere.

The characters all derive from Euxinovan myths and theatrical traditions, dating back at least to the Romans. (This figure is clearly no exception and Ovarind would have been able to tell us more about it.) Most seem obscure, unfamiliar to common audiences, and this might result in a slight sense of unease in the average spectator. I believe that of the dioramas operated by d’Urongelex in Ellubecque’s Paysage de Beau Monde, only the exhibit “Thriampa Revealed” (which is forbidden to children) features automatons.

It is mystifying that he would store such items here — here of all places. And what dealings would he have with The Society of the Iron Frond?