Jul 10, 2007

Lake Como


The only thing I know about Lake Como is that George Clooney has a house there. I think it was used in the movie "Ocean's eleven." It's the gorgeous place that Andy Garcia's character lives in. When Yun and I got to Como we were not so impressed. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice sleepy little place with nothing much to do. It is quite huge and there are boats that take you to all the different towns. We took a trip to one. Bellagio. That's right, the place that the hotel casino in Vegas is named after. The first thing you notice is that no human being is in the water. In every town not a single person has a bathing suit on. What the hell is going on here. After a few hours I only saw one guy water skiing. I couldn't figure it out. There are no little beach areas for people to swim. Maybe someone can explain the place to me. On our way back to the town of Como, which is where we stayed, our boat broke down. Yun was a bit freaked out. Not me because I had bought a bottle of grappa. It was the perfect time to break that sucker out. Which I did. They finally fixed the boat and we were on our smoky, engine coughing churning way. We were happy to leave as it didn't really blow our minds. I did manage to make a nice little doodle of the place.

9 comments:

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Explanation at hand: It is there to be drawn.

Tommy Kane said...

It was a long long way to go to make a drawing.

imwithsully said...

So lush. It looks like a great place to hide out!

Tommy Kane said...

Clooney and I were hiding out.

spacedlaw said...

The grappa effect does not show on the drawing.
After a bottle, this quite little lake might have looked like a tormented Van Gogh visited by Cthulhu - that stuff is lethal.

Tommy Kane said...

IT WAS A SMALL BOTTLE.

Andrea said...

You've explained it one way (kind of lame) and drawn it another (lovely). I like the contradiction!

Tommy Kane said...

I had a preconceived notion of what Como would be like and unfortunately it didn't live up to my notion.

Felicity said...

Lake Como was featured in Ocean's Twelve (one of my favourite movies!) It looked gorgeous in the film, I'm surprised it wasn't so good in reality.

I'm guessing that only the mega rich can live in these mansions by the lake and at the time you went it was probably the season for them to be seen off the coast of Sardinia or Capri in their yachts?

Y'know, here in Geneva I noticed a funny thing last week - that only the really rich looking people are seen in only a few streets in town and in the main shopping street, only down one end of it!! Must be some secret code of practice they all have.