FOWC with Fandango: Horizon

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I discovered that horizons are not always horizons. Switzerland is full of horizons. Wherever you look there is a mountaine ridge that says “stop” you are at the end of the horizon. If you want to know more, then go through a tunnel, drive over the mountains or take a plane. And so there is always something blocking your vision, making you want know a little more.

Schloss_Belvedere

In 1998 Mr. Swiss and I went on a week’s holiday to Vienna, but something was missing. Of course there was a horizon, but there was nothing stopping the horizon This is the view from Castle Belvedere, from a hill, but jus wide open space and a glance over the town of Vienna with St. Stephen’s cathedral standing up on the right, perhaps to break the monotony. Vienna became a town for me without a horizon. There is no incentive to discover more, because there is no mountain to climb or something new to discover. It is all laid out and you can see it all.

I think after 50 years of living in Switzerland I am just used to having a few mountains at the end of the field of vision.

FOWC with Fandango: Horizon

One thought on “FOWC with Fandango: Horizon

  1. Where I live, one almost senses you can see the curvature of the earth, the horizon is so flat and broad! Visiting mountainous areas, consequently, tends to feel claustrophobic.

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