No matter where you are in Switzerland, you are bound to find a precipice somewhere. This is a photo taken by me from one of the local mountains, the Balmberg. Luckily you have a zoom lens on the cameras today, otherwise I would not have ventured so far to the edge. I am an apprentice Swiss and did not grow up here, but I was not a bartered bride. I did it all voluntarily.
Now I have my own private precipice due to the building work where I live, In front of the window to my computer room. The problem with this precipice is that I have to mind the gap and cannot jump over it because my jumping days have long gone. I am a prisoner in my own home. Of course I can avoid this by leaving by the main door, walking around our block and eventually arriving in my garden.
We have two floors above us and they will be removing the balcony railings. Today they began removing the stone paving on the balconies. It is not my problem, although when it is raining square blocks of stones from above, it is better to stay inside. There are appartments above with small children and i dare not think what could happen in they strayed to the edge of the balcony. It seems their families have now unscrewed the window handles to prevent the balcony windows being opened by the kids. We are all slowly becoming prisoners in our own homes and danger is lurking everywhere.
Not very much to say in this connection. I do not see the meaningful side of the precipice situation at the moment, only the bare facts. I am glad for Mr. Swiss. I had to water the garden and the hose was on the wrong side of the precipice. He climbed down the precipice, climbed up again on the other side and returned the hose to the right place. My garden was somewhat thirsty and was begging for water.
So be careful how you tread, there are precpices everywhere in life and you may stumble and fall. It just seems to me that those that should fall, never do, Even presidents seem to be able to climb up the precipices with no damage.