Schreckfeld – Schwarzhorn

Hiking the highest mountain in my life. Not a big deal for most serious hikers but for me, a very special day. … More Schreckfeld – Schwarzhorn

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Hiking Down from the Schilthorn in View of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau

Standing majestically on the west side of the exquisite Lauterbrunnen valley (my favorite cathedral) are three stalwarts of the Swiss identity, an iconic trio of Alpine peaks whose names probably need no introduction: Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. The Jungfrau is the tallest of the three and gets the most attention from tourists who can drop … More Hiking Down from the Schilthorn in View of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau

St. Peter’s Basilica is Not My Favorite Cathedral

The other day in Switzerland, I finally finished a book by R. A. Scotti called Basilica – The Splendor and the Scandal:  Building St. Peter’s.  Now before you stop reading on the pretense that this will be a boring book review and a rehashing of Wikipedia facts, St. Peter’s is notthe ultimate subject of this post.  The … More St. Peter’s Basilica is Not My Favorite Cathedral