A six hours drive and some 500 km away lies the beautiful Lago di Garda, all the way south on the autobahn, over the alps and the famous Brenner Pass. Driving with my trusty Mercedes Benz 240 Diesel, my family and me went for a 4 day trip all around the picturesque lake. Enjoy!
I´ve to admit that it feels a bit strange posting those nice images of Italy, knowing that there is something terrible going on over in Japan. My thoughts and empathy are with the Japanese people; it also makes me realize again how small humankind can be/is in this world, even with the best technology, and that Mother Nature is still the one and only ruler of this planet!
Lago di Garda, seen from the town of Nago
Sailing ships, Riva del Garda marina
Gargnano, Lago di Garda and Mt. Baldo Range
Scaliger Castle, Sirmione
Jetty and duck at sunset, Bardolino
Reflections at Lago di Garda, Bardolino
Sunset and crested grebe, Bardolino
Moorish style, Bardolino
Chestnut tree, Bardolino
Olive grove, Malcesine
Lago di Garda, Torbole
Lago di Loppio, Loppio
This quote stated by the poet William Blake around 1799, is nowadays more than up-to-date, as we are forced to change our approach and conviction of this place we live in due to such an incident as in Japan!
“I know that this world is a world of imagination and vision. I see everything I paint in this world, but everybody does not see alike. To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun. The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. As man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers. You certainly mistake when you say that the vision of fancy are not to be found in this world. To me this world is one continued vision of fancy or imagination.”