One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Virtual Spring Break: Switzerland

Excited? Maybe. But--whatever the reality--I thought it'd be fun to hang a few photos (borrowed from Photobucket or elsewhere--we'll compare my photos once we return) re our 99% certain trip (got the flights, hotels, car; pretty much locked into the somewhat "literary" itinerary--e.g., hope to get to Frisch's Berzona) to Switzerland. Let's see what I can find.

We fly into Stuttgart, Germany, and I plan to make a little stop, heading south, near (and within view of) the Hohenzollern Castle:

Then we head to Zurich to see something of what Celan saw from the Hotel zum Storchen:

Grossmunster church Pictures, Images and Photos

Then on to Locarno (see below) and Berzona (see earlier posts re this shier village and the Frisch connection):

locarno, switzerland Pictures, Images and Photos

Next stop: Montreux and Nabokov's grave (maybe I'll shoot Freddie Mercury if he's convenient):

After two days in Montreux we'll head back to Stuttgart, possibly making a detour through the Schwarzwald for fairy tales and Celan/Heidegger (Todtnauberg):

Heidegger's "Hut"
[From Wikimedia Commons]

Todtnau Waterval Pictures, Images and Photos

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