Curiosity

Squirrel, Flora, Köln

‘Do not grow old, no matter how long you live.
Never cease to stand like curious children
before the great mystery into which we were born.’

– Albert Einstein

The truth

Sherlock Holmes, Baker street, London, England, United Kingdom

“How often have I said to you
that when you have eliminated the impossible,
whatever remains,
however improbable,
must be the truth?”

– Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes in “The Sign of Four”

Fatal

Jahrtausendturm, Magdeburg

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
– Mark Twain.

The Balcony (scene)

Casa di Giuletta, Verona

“She speaks, yet she says nothing. What of that?
Her eye discourses. I will answer it.—
I am too bold. ‘Tis not to me she speaks.
Two of the fairest stars in all the heaven,
Having some business, do entreat her eyes
To twinkle in their spheres till they return.”

– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (act 2, scene 2)

The Walls of Verona

Torre dei Lamberti, Verona

“There is no world without Verona walls,
But purgatory, torture, hell itself.
Hence “banished” is banish’d from the world,
And world’s exile is death.”

– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet