Lake district

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Schwitters: ‘It is really great nature here. I think it is the best part of England’.

Edith Thomas (Wantee):
‘The quietness and changing scene reminded him of his beloved Norway and was a great inspiration to him, particularly the rock formations, the mountains, the trees….. also the beautiful waterfalls and riverbeds. He loved the sweet mountain air, especially in autumn, with its divinely purple and reddish brown tints, shared with close companionship’.



The Lake District is hugely important for Schwitters because of the inspiring relationship between the Merzbarn and the countryside.