Why Do We Travel?

My first encounter with mountains was in Italy.
After one night of driving, the mountains towered up in front of me.
That landscape was magnificent and impressive.
I’ll will never forget the following days on narrow mountain roads. A sublime adventure.

Danish painter, Carl Frederik Aagaard.
Amalfi Coast seen from Convento dei cappuccini – 1894

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.
~ Anita Desai

Danish painter, Carl Frederik Aagaard.
View of the Gulf of Naples – 1871.

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes

Danish painter, Carl Frederik Aagaard.
Lodge on Lake Como

We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.
~ Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon

Danish painter, Carl Frederik Aagaard.
Pergola in Amalfi ca. 1880

15 thoughts on “Why Do We Travel?

  1. Dear Hanna,
    we really like these romantic pictures by Carl Frederik Aagaard.
    Thanks for showing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. What beautiful paintings, Hana! And how amazing to have experienced your first Mountain Views in Italy!

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