There are three things you should know about today:
1) I visited downtown Zurich for the first time today…
2) It is called “the jewel of Europe”.
3) I need more than a few hours to process this experience. My soul was overcome with awe.
I have no words right now. It is the most beautiful city I have ever experienced … even that feels like too many words. All of the photo editing, the camera applications on my phone, to make the mundane seem extraordinary, all seem ridiculous to use here. Somehow I need to take it all in to know what to focus upon and simply let the images exist without my processing. I need to train myself to know where to look because, right now, i want to remember the grandness, the scope, when I should, perhaps focus on the details. But everything about this place seems camera worthy .. For this is a city that does not need anything from me … it is that … beautiful.
I took the tram (the train) for the first time today; as usual, I had mishaps. And I had conversations that I would love to share. But, it is late, and I have walked more than I am accustomed, and I am processing this amazing experience in a very insular way at the moment. For now … I leave you with a few images from my favorite time of day … twilight.