Monday, October 03, 2005

Schopenhauer in SW19

As I have mentioned him this morning, and sitting as I am in London SW19, I thought I should add that it always lightens my mood somehow to remember that Schopenhauer - the philosopher of pessimism - spent some time in school in Wimbledon.

I got a similar frisson a few years ago walking down Twickenham Road and noticing a Blue Plaque commemorating the fact that Van Gogh had lived there while teaching nearby in Isleworth.

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