After a train ride most of the way
up Lucerne’s Mt. Rigi…
…there was still a steep ascent/descent
to attain its summit and return.
In my pre-teen years,
a fireman I never wanted to be,
I wanted to be an archeologist.
So when Pompeii was on our itinerary,
it would have taken a deluge
akin to the one that hit New York this week…
…to stop me from walking around the Pompeii ruins.
I think imminent wet weather may have
curtailed our guided tour
However, the worst of the rain held off
until we completed our inspection.
An example of a mammal is the Koala.
Burnt stubble in late summer.
Perhaps not quite a Sculpture again this week,
but interesting just the same.
A stone from Mt Emei in China sits
on top of Switzerland’s Mt Rigi…
…signifying the formation of a sister relationship
between the two mountains in 2009…
….located in China’s Sichuan Province and
Switzerland’s Cantons of Schwyz and Lucerne.
The stone exchange is a strong symbol designed
to strengthen the partnership between
Mt. Rigi and Mt. Emei.
I’m not sure why…
…mankind deems it necessary to endure strenuous walks
while carrying backpacks, when on vacation.
I do know why…I think.
Where else are we going to put our cameras,
medications of all varieties,
the wet weather/cold weather gear,
sunscreens, spare glasses,
bottle of water and so on??
Whether a long holiday,
a long weekend
or simply a day out in the sun…
..relaxing on and around Lake Lucerne
seems an ideal way to take a break.
Our destination…the top of Mt Rigi,
overlooking Lake Lucerne….
A steep walk up to the peak…and harder
on the knees, going down.
However, the view from the top was breath taking.
Mt Rigi overlooks