Sunday, April 20, 2008


Not much has changed

We watched a rerun of the Inspector Wexford programme that was set in Corsica last night (how sad is that - staying in on a Saturday night to watch a rerun?) From what I could observe from the numberplates on the cars, the original must have been filmed in about 1990.

I was surprised by how little had changed in the past 18 years. The shots of Calvi looked pretty much as they are now: even the one or two restaurants featured are still there. And in the closing shot, which looked like Ile Rousse, I'd swear that the wicker chairs in the Main Square are the same ones that we sat on last year. Of course it takes more than the intervention of a few human beings to make an impression on Corsica's glorious scenery, but it's still reassuring to see that Corsica's timelessness is being maintained.

By the way - for those of you who visit this blog every now and again, I'm sorry I've been neglecting it recently. I've been elsewhere in the world and my mind has been on other things. However, Corsica beckons in June and now normal service will be resumed.

Hello Derek
You're right, the final scene was in Ile Rousse. I think those wicker chairs actually go back to before my first trip in 1967!
Robert Sharp
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