Monday, August 29, 2011

Through a tunnel of buildings stands the majestic Federal Palace in Bern.



I call out to my son: We should go see that up close!

But we grew distracted with the shops and general busyness along main street until it was time to catch our train and speed toward home.

One week later we kick ourselves. Why did we miss that? How could we forget to see the main attraction?

A relatively unsightly alley leads to a different Palace, and it is easy to miss it; it is even easier to consider the road hence as dark, lonely, oppressive.

But something looms there, something beautiful and worth embracing. Let us go that way.

14 comments:

Karen Xavier said...

Maybe it's a boy thing, it's so much easier to see places and things with my sister than with my brothers. Anyway, I hope you got to see what you missed...

Ben said...

I have that experience many times too ... distracted by the forest and missed the one ancient tree that I've been walking hard in the forest to reach in the first place :)

TexWisGirl said...

it is quite like life, isn't it? we get distracted with things we have to do - busy things, 'stuff'. and sometimes we miss the beauty looming just a few steps away. :)

Out on the prairie said...

There is always another time.

Pam said...

I love your prospective, Alli. Lead on and I shall follow.. embracing the greatness of what lies beyond.

hugs,
Pam

Meg said...

Oooh I would have been kicking myself too. I do love your picture though, getting a glimpse of the good stuff while you're moseying.

Evi said...

Ah oui, vous étiez à Berne. Il faudra que tu me donnes des nouvelles pour ton fiston !

Country Mouse Studio said...

it is a magnificent looking building

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

The best time to check out that interesting "thing" is now... but you know that! :)

Randy said...

You missed this for shopping! My kind of traveling partner hee hee. There's always next time.

Dawn said...

Time may bring you back again. Embraced the moments that were...you did:)

Joe said...

Love to see more of the Federal Palace. It looks awesome.

Trisha said...

Gives you something to look foward to next time :)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I miss things all the time. You wouldn't think so especially the way I rubber neck it where ever I go. You'll go back when the timing is just right.