2020-09-14 a little bit of Swissness  by mona65

2020-09-14 a little bit of Swissness

The famous Staubbach Falls in Lauterbrunnen. Anyone who has ever wanted to meet one of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "muses", is in the right place in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The Prince of Poetry was inspired by the imposing Staubbach Falls for his work "Song of the Spirits Over the Waters".


SONG OF THE SPIRITS OVER THE WATERS.

The soul of man is like to water;
⁠⁠From Heaven it cometh,
⁠⁠To Heaven it riseth,
And then returneth to earth,
⁠⁠For ever alternating.
⁠⁠Then foameth brightly,
⁠⁠In cloud-waves rolling,
⁠⁠O'er polished rocks.
⁠⁠Then tranquil flowing,
⁠⁠It wandereth, hiding,
Soft murmuring to depths below it.
Over scrags from the steep projecting
Falls it all roaring, foaming, step-like,
⁠⁠⁠Far downward.
⁠⁠⁠Then, level flowing.
⁠Creeps to the meadow away:
⁠And in the glassy sea
Gaze all the planets at their fair faces.

Wind is to wavelet tenderest lover:
Wind from the deep tears foam-crested billows.
Soul of man mortal, how art thou like water!
Fate of man mortal, how art thou like wind!
Quaint beautiful place
September 14th, 2020  
This is what I imagined the home of Heidi looked like!
September 14th, 2020  
So pretty and so quaint. Love it
September 14th, 2020  
What a beautiful scene
September 14th, 2020  
really beautiful place!
September 14th, 2020  
What a beautiful photo, fav
September 14th, 2020  
Beautiful
September 14th, 2020  
Beautiful place!
September 14th, 2020  
I have many great memories of my stay in Lauterbrunnen, It's like visiting fairyland. This is a great capture
September 14th, 2020  
love it - please share with us your beautiful countryside :)
September 14th, 2020  
Majestic. Looks like an idyllic vacation spot.
September 14th, 2020  
yup, that's what I remember from it. The widows, mountains. Love this
September 14th, 2020  
Very quaint and beautiful!
September 15th, 2020  
Oh it does bring up my images of Switzerland
September 15th, 2020  
Lovely poetry (and I also listened to a men's chorus and string ensemble perform a musical version) and scene to go with it.
September 15th, 2020  
Beautiful!
September 15th, 2020  
Lovely lighting and image! Fav1
September 15th, 2020  
fabulous lighting!
September 15th, 2020  
Love this charming picture fav
September 15th, 2020  
Now following you
September 15th, 2020  
Beautiful, we visited there 2 years ago now!nfav
September 15th, 2020  
Love this. Great composition. Fav
September 15th, 2020  
Love it.
September 15th, 2020  
Lovely shot. Nice composition. Fav.
September 15th, 2020  
Very Swiss
September 15th, 2020  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond ;-) Well Heidi is a fictional story, and so everyone will have a different picture in his/her heart/mind. But Heidi used to live in a totally different region,... and this is more like a house of richer people, and not an alm hut.
September 15th, 2020  
@pusspup I remember that you made this mosnter trip from the Italian Part of Switzerland, just to see the valley. Or the base jumpers???? ;-)
September 15th, 2020  
@mona65 I was only young!!
September 16th, 2020  
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