Yesterday a storm-front passed towards the lake (Léman) and France, and from our window, we saw its ‘ink-stained sky’. 

The new town spreads and sparkles beneath a crescent moon lodged in a swirling, ink-stained sky that Van Gogh might have painted. 

Source: Justin Marozzi, The Man Who Invented History: Travels with Herodotus (London: John Murray, 2009), p. 172

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