|The Front Gate|
The specialist says I must walk at least 1hr a day, building up to 2...not an ambling walk but a good striding pace that will set my heart pumping! How can I? I need to stop and admire, take pictures, investigate the plants that are growing. I've only every been able to stride when I was working in my garden when the full wheelbarrow pushed up the steep slope of Orchards was the best exercise I could have had...I've walked by this wonderful gateway many times, along cobbled streets (I can't stride on those either) that lead you from Campo towards Lenno and I've taken many photographs. Behind is a glimpse of an enormous villa which was once a monastery. I have no idea who lives there, in the 8yrs I have lived here I've seen no one. It has (had) a garden which stretches behind the villa with a narrow bridge which spans the road and continues once again.
The entrance from the main road is pictured below. It is a gateway that is never used, rusted and edged with Ivy. It would be foolish to try as the main road is very busy. It is all so grand, maybe initially it was a grand villa for private use...it is all such a mystery.
|The Back Gate|