October 9, 2017:

Visitors on the stones. Tourists, Americans, Swiss, Austrian.

The first time I was here we were hippie students. Penniless, hungry, cold, but also elated, and, from within our imposed vows of poverty, free.

Today we're mostly white-collar professionals, along with busloads of American evangelicals crashing New Testament sites with grumpy countenances and appalling bad manners.

So then what of this would-be caryatid? She seems to belong to A Midsummer Night's Dream. Look also at the seated figure wearing a mask with a pointed nose.

What the fucking fuck?