In Forever Venice essay, Cees Nooteboom with his knowledge of the history of the place he is visiting, he makes us want the traveller in us to not just look at the present building and admire but to know what was there before.
When he hears
' At midday the angelus. I still know the Latin words from my schooldays: Angelus domini nunciavit Mariae - the angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary'
I hear Gayatri Mantra from the school days.