We arrived at Spalato about 8 a.m. Lunch on the yacht.
|Cathedral porch by Radovan|
At any rate, I feel sure of one thing: namely, that the picture galleries are of more value to the public now than they used to be. The change is due to the introduction into them of literature. The literature is spoken and takes the form of lectures. These lectures are excellent. I sympathise with the lecturers on account of the apparently quite unresponsive stolidity of the listeners. I wonder why the young women who listen so closely to the expository young men nearly always have thick ankles and clumsy shoes. Surely the sweet influence of art ought to reduce ankles and refine footgear? Nevertheless I am optimistic about the results of the lectures - they must do good because they couldn't not do good.