Being in nature is sometimes a trip back to history, while in 1998 I used to climb on Mangart mountain in the Julian Alps of Slovenia together with my girl-friend. The trail at some parts is leading directly on the border between Italy and Slovenia (on the photo the white stone with numbers indicates the actual frontier).
Trail to Mt. Mangart (2,677 m) / Border between Italy and Slovenia
Today this means a place of peace and challenge for those climbing on the mountains, but only 100 years ago this was a location of battles and war because this area used to be the Isonzo frontline in World War I, and here the armies of Italy and the Austrian Empire were executing fierce, endless fighting in the mountains up to altitudes of more than 2,000 m.
Relicts of this war without real winner (old military paths, ruins, tunnels) can still be found at diverse scattered locations in both countries. Today only the sky is the limit here fortunately.
linked to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge “Ascend”
WHEN YOU MEET A STRANGER IN POSTMODERN SOLITUDES
RAISING THE RIGHT HAND GENTLY AS A WORDLESS SIGN
YOU WILL SURELY KNOW: MAY PEACE BE HERE WITH US
linked to Dutch goes the Photo / Tuesday Photo Challenge Signs
and Three Line Tales / Week 87
In German we have a famous saying by Friedrich Schiller: “The war nourishes the war”, so it can not lead to peace. Therefore, searching optionally for other solutions, reconciliation and even forgiveness is a virulent human desire in many situations although it tends to be in reality sometimes a quite difficult and time-consuming procedure.
So building bridges and making peace with yourself and others by mutual handling when appropriate may release hidden energies and opens new paths or possibilities in order to let us go forward.
In a larger global scale much more peacekeeping efforts and the will to do so would be needed nowadays urgently instead of weapon exports, increased army budgets and warfare all over the world, as the terrestrial clock – with crazy presidents in North-Korea and the USA – indicates again 11:55.