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But westward, look....

By ellavr

Say not the struggle naught availeth,
The labour and the wounds in vain,
The emeny faints not, nor faileth,
And as things have been things remain.
And not by eastern windows only,
When daylight comes, comes in the light,
In front the sun climbs slowly, how slowly,
But westward, look, the land is bright.

Arthur Hugh Clough

This is across the lake at Stresa, I likethe light in the snow and the villiage.

A the risk of being ever self indulgent this image is for my friend who against all odds seems to have rallied a little, they are starting treatment again...

Comments always welcome


Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: JouŠo, mattberry, MartinWait and 37 more

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eddieali1961 18 97 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2004 6:45PM
Beutiful image.
andytvcams 20 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2004 6:50PM
Wow what a view,click.

mattberry 18 259 14 Greece
16 Oct 2004 6:52PM
nice view. I like the mixture of light and dark areas achieved with the snow and the town lights.

tull 19 181 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2004 6:55PM
Beautiful scene Ella but most of all what wonderful news I'm so elated for you.

I know it's early days still but it's a very similair event which happened with Suey's Grandma last xmas,all hope was lost but then suddenly thinks turned around and Suey took her shopping today,I pray you will be shopping with your friend again in the futur.

ellavr 18 66
16 Oct 2004 6:56PM
Thanks Eddie, Andy and Matt. So quickly as well!!

It was an excellent view for once from my hotel window as I usually get the room that overlooks the carpark!!!

JouŠo 18 56 Finland
16 Oct 2004 6:56PM
Clikety click!

ellavr 18 66
16 Oct 2004 6:57PM
Thanks Mark, we are a little guarded but quite hysterical with delight. :o)

ellavr 18 66
16 Oct 2004 6:58PM
Thanks Jouko, for your double click!!

Hazard 19 1.2k United Kingdom
16 Oct 2004 6:58PM
nice shot, very well done.
ellavr 18 66
16 Oct 2004 7:10PM
Thanks Shane, for dropping by.

old timer 18 55 1 Scotland
16 Oct 2004 7:17PM
Nicely composed and taken, Ella.
elikag 18 749
16 Oct 2004 7:18PM
I like the mist over the vilage and the detail on the mountains.
Ilia Kagan.
16 Oct 2004 7:22PM
Dear old Stresa, lovely shot Ella.
debbiehardy 18 363 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2004 7:27PM
Wonderful mountains. We can just occasionally conquer the unconquerable. Best wishes, Debbie x
geegee 19 29 England
16 Oct 2004 7:29PM
This is a wonderful image Ella, backed up by a lovely old verse. Many thanks for this.

My very best wishes to and prayers for your friend.

Best wishes, George.
paulsteds 18 123 England
16 Oct 2004 7:37PM
I've been here for some time, I'm not a person of many words (bit of a rough neck really) just love the pic, but the verse, its stopped me some
bassan 19 15
16 Oct 2004 7:38PM
lovely shot, may all be well with your friend
ellavr 18 66
16 Oct 2004 7:51PM
Thanks Jim, welcome as always

Ilia, I was lucky to get such good light!!

Ricardo - it is a great place, really beautiful.

Thanks Debbie, for your kind words.

George, it IS a great poem. I have many peotry books, but this one is a lovely book called 'Poem for the Day', that is just full of excellent poems, I dip into it often for help with sorrow and inspriation for life.

Thanks Paul for your lovely comment.

Sam - thanks for your very kind thoughts, they always help me.

FrankThomas 20 2.8k United Kingdom
16 Oct 2004 7:56PM
excellent view - the layer of mist/cloud looks really nice
ericfaragh Plus
19 149 6 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2004 8:21PM
Nice shot, the mountains dwalf the city.
ellavr 18 66
16 Oct 2004 8:22PM
Thanks Frank and Eric. The mountains around there are awesome!!

rhion 19 36 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2004 8:44PM
A beautiful poem to accompany your picture Ella and I join with the others in wishing your friend well.
16 Oct 2004 8:58PM
Beautiful shot, beautiful poem Ella.
Your friend's a fighter, I do hope she continues to improve.

Best wishes.

vfr400 21 886
16 Oct 2004 10:31PM
Lovely shot Ella, I do hope this is a turning point for your friend.
MartinWait 19 95 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2004 10:43PM
Respect to you and your friend.

PatriciaWilson 18 617 58 Greece
17 Oct 2004 12:01AM
A remarkable picture and a great reason for posting it.
It shows the magnitude of nature and the technology of man. Both quite outstanding.
Best wishes to you both. This is lovely tribute to friendship which is one of the most valuable things in life.
Thanks for sharing.
17 Oct 2004 3:35AM
This is Absolutely Breath-taking!!! Well Done!
My thoughts and Prayers are with your friend....and may you keep Hope.....♥

Click to ya!!

Suzan Smile

PS: Thank you for your kind remarks as well, I really appreciate it!!
17 Oct 2004 3:36AM
PSS: I almost forgot, like your new bio pic!!
ellavr 18 66
17 Oct 2004 9:12AM
Thank you all very much for sending your wishes. I really appreciate it. I don't know how it will turn out but I like to thnk that there is hope. :o)

Richard and Mary - it is a great poem, one that I frequently dip into.

Thanks Martin and Chris for your wishes.

Patricia - I hope that she gets to see these shots, thanks for caring.

Suzan - thanks for your prayers. I really like that new bio pic, at least I look a little different!!

ColouredImages 18 47 35 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2004 9:39AM
hey cool, blue holey abstract thing...a wonderful shot. I agree the light of the snow and the lights of the town add to the quality of this shot....superb. hope you friend continues to make progress.

ellavr 18 66
17 Oct 2004 9:49AM
Thanks Mike. I will look at it again later to see if I can work it out!!

jan 1 18 12 Netherlands
17 Oct 2004 10:43AM
Lovely view, good loking image, Ella.
But never heared about Stresa, where that might be?
John_Duckett 18 386 2 Norfolk Island
17 Oct 2004 10:54AM
The lighting on the buildings rarely lifts this image. great work.

Atlas 19 621 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2004 11:19AM
Beautifully captured ☼☼☼☼☼

foggytwo 19 36 1 Scotland
17 Oct 2004 2:32PM
This is truly a beautiful image Ella,the lighting is wonderful as is the composition.
The verse was very well selected and is great. I echo the sentiments of most above in wishing your friend all the best.
ellavr 18 66
17 Oct 2004 2:40PM
Thanks you all!!

Jan - Stresa is in Italy, near Milan, the lake is called Lago Maggiore. Very beautiful indeed, but cold when I was there.

Thanks John and Rob for your comments. much appreciated.

Thanks Pete, always a pleasure to hear from you.

JohnRShort 19 25 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2004 5:14PM
beautiful, as are your thoughts
jan 1 18 12 Netherlands
17 Oct 2004 8:00PM
Ciao, Ella.
Lago Maggiore.! Lovely place indeed.
Long time ago We where there on Vacation.
Beautiful Place. The lake is very deep. Lovely villages around. We had a few days heavy rain in summer.
pamnew1 18 3
18 Oct 2004 12:20PM
Brilliant Ella well done!
deavilin 18 352 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2004 2:13PM
Lovely photography Ella I like it a lotSmile

ellavr 18 66
18 Oct 2004 2:54PM
Thanks Pam and Charlotte, I appreciate you coming around!!

nigelsharman 20 30 England
18 Oct 2004 3:17PM
Fantastic view with great lighting on the distant village...beautiful words, click

Amazing shot. It looks really beautiful *click*
Suey xx
ellavr 18 66
19 Oct 2004 6:21AM
Thanks Nigel and Suey, for visiting.

Yogendra Plus
19 22 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2004 8:12PM
Beautiful shot, wonderful view, Superb.

mikears 18 89 Canada
19 Oct 2004 9:02PM
VERY NICE Ella!!! Mixing the beauty of the mountains with the choas of the city

magda_indigo 19 418 England
19 Oct 2004 11:04PM
SUPERB, click (*:*)
ellavr 18 66
20 Oct 2004 7:52AM
Thanks Yogendra, Mike and Magda for yoru very kind comments. Your visit is much appreciated. :o)

Mavis 20 143 2 England
22 Oct 2004 12:54PM
So beautiful Ella and the words are so inspiring I sent them to my little Sister who is battling with the big C . We are all just praying .x
ellavr 18 66
22 Oct 2004 5:38PM
Thanks Mavis, I am humjbled that I can bring some help to anyone!!

CatMouse 19 115 Russian Federation
23 Oct 2004 8:55AM
Just Beautiful!

Malik & Mary.
ellavr 18 66
23 Oct 2004 9:17AM
Thanks Malik and Mary.

sze4j 18 56 Singapore
28 Oct 2004 8:42AM
beautiful i wish i am there... =)
ellavr 18 66
30 Oct 2004 8:06AM
Thanks Sze, for visiting.

lobsterboy Plus
19 15.0k 13 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 8:55AM
Lovely image - bet it looks great big. click
ellavr 18 66
3 Nov 2004 7:31AM
Thanks Chris for your comment, much appreciated.


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