Adapted posthumously from the 1969 original pencil and watercolor on illustration board.
Here Dr. Seuss’s abstract expressionist style surrounds us with architectural echoes that are uniquely and stylistically Seuss. With a wink, he transports us to this stunning town and then leaves us wondering exactly where we are. Could this artwork be a Seussian travelogue of the cities Ted adored and which enticed him to explore time and again? Ionic columns, stairways descending into water, a lone palm tree, an adobe hacienda complete with veranda, Eiffel-esque structures, an elevated train, laundry out to dry, peaked chalets, a majestic entry arch, piazzas, and chimneys galore. As only he can, Dr. Seuss takes us to Athens, Venice, San Diego, Mexico City, Paris, New York, Cuzco, Lucerne, Brussels, Florence, and London in a single trip; a confluence of his favorite travels.