Prague. Beautiful city, from all I heard, only too close to Austria. So, I never visited. The Prague Marathon made for a good reason to finally remedy that. And to see the town in a different way from the usual tourist paths.
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Ever thought of going there for hiking and other outdoors activities?
Or do I need to ask if you’ve ever even heard or thought of Liechtenstein for anything? ;)
As one of Europe’s micro-states, and a principality, it seems a holdover from a time when city-states and fiefdoms were the usual political structures.
At the same time, in these times of people looking for leadership figures to give them a sense of security and local structures to give them a clear sense of belonging, maybe Liechtenstein is a symbol of a possible future?
Making yourself at-home isn’t always a local pursuit. Places farther away have had their influence… none so more than Rome when it comes to the history of Europe.
The fascination remains, in the view from Castel Sant’Angelo…
… looking towards the Vatican…
… and following the Passetto di Borgo (the secret passageway connecting Castel St. Angelo with the Vatican)…
… to get on St. Peter’s Square…
… where, just a few hours before, I joined the lines…
… headed for the Porta Sancta, the Sacred Gate, only open during the Jubilee:
The view inside was magnificent and awe-inspiring – even, if not more so, if you are not a believer, I find – as always…
You could see that view in 360 degrees here; and I also took it in from above:
And then, of course, there was this:
All of which reminds me: You are more than welcome to follow me on Instagram. Where things are often much more boring than even this here, just as the normal life at-home becomes – even as it also becomes more real and better ;)