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AUG 17: MADELEINE BIANCHI – FLEE THERE, WHERE A ROUGH, STRONG BREEZE BLOWS!

Madeleine Bianchi - Nietzsche too spent summers in Swiss Alps!

MADELEINE BIANCHI - Nietzsche too spent summers in Swiss Alps! «FLEE INTO YOUR SOLITUDE!
You have LIVED too closely to the SMALL and the PITIABLE.
FLEE from their invisible VENEGANCE!
TOWARDS YOU THEY HAVE NOTHING BUT VENEGANCE.
RAISE no longer an ARM against THEM!
INNUMERABLE are THEY, and it is not your LOT to be a FLY-WHISK!
»
Extract from Chapter 12: «THE FLIES IN THE MARKET-PLACE»!
«THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA: A BOOK FOR ALL AND NONE»
by FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE (1844 - 1900)! - Published in 1883!

MADELEINE BIANCHI and ERIC MAURER:
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE came up with the IDEA to his «ZARATHUSTRA» in the SWISS ALPS!
He visited the ENGADIN, a high alpine region in SWITZERLAND, for the first time at the beginning of JULY 1881.
Thereafter he spent every SUMMER from 1883 to 1888 in SILS.
He would be seen sitting on the pyramidal «NIETZSCHE STONE» on the shore of LAKE SILVAPLANA, deep in thought.
Here he came up with the IDEA of ETERNAL RECURRENCE - the KEY CONCEPT of his «THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA».

CLEAR WATER CASCADE - VIDEO CLIP CLEAR WATER CASCADE - Madeleine shows you the treasure of the Swiss Alps!
EXPOSED SUSPENSION BRIDGE - VIDEO CLIP EXPOSED SUSPENSION BRIDGE - experience vertigo together with Madeleine!
SNOW AND ICE EXPERIENCE - PHOTO SHOW WITH MADELEINE AND ERIC IN HARDROCK LAND!
ACTION PHOTO SHOWS ACTION PHOTO SHOWS
SWISS ALPS VIDEO CLIPS SWISS ALPS VIDEO CLIPS
©Photos by MADELEINE BIANCHI and ERIC MAURER of SKATETRIX SPORT COMPANY

JUL 27: MADELEINE BIANCHI – TO THE SWISS NATIONAL HOLIDAY A WITTY SWISS QUIZ!

Madeleine Bianchi - Rumpelstiltskin knows the right answer!

MADELEINE BIANCHI - Rumpelstiltskin knows the right answer! What's the most important SWISS INVENTION?
The CUCKOO CLOCK?
The BANK SECRECY?
The MILK CHOCOLATE?
ALL WRONG!
IT'S THE GESSLER HAT!

It's the story of Swiss national hero WILLIAM TELL and his adversary,
the tyrannic bailiff GESSLER, who let put his HAT on a pole!
EVERYONE, who passed by, were FORCED to SALUTE this HAT, as if GESSLER himself would been PRESENT!
ARMED GUARDS made sure that any SUBJECTS obeyed this DIKTAT!
Everyone of you has already learned how to salute a GESSLER HAT!
EVEN IF YOU ARE NO SWISS!

MADELEINE BIANCHI and ERIC MAURER
That's our SHORT SPEECH to the SWISS NATIONAL HOLIDAY:
IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS, SWISS NATIONAL HEREO WILLIAM TELL SHOT THE TYRANT GESSLER WITH HIS CROSSBOW!
TEMPI PASSATI!
NOWADAYS THERE ARE NO MORE WILLIAM TELLS!
AND THE KILLING OF PERVERSE TYRANTS HAS TODAY GONE OUT OF STYLE!
NOT SO THE GESLER HAT! - THIS ONE IS STILL IN VOGUE!
AS WELL-TRIED SUCCESSFUL MODEL, ITS NUMBER HAS MEANWHILE REACHED ASTRONOMICAL SPHERES!

CLEAR WATER CASCADE - VIDEO CLIP CLEAR WATER CASCADE - Madeleine shows you the treasure of the Swiss Alps!
EXPOSED SUSPENSION BRIDGE - VIDEO CLIP EXPOSED SUSPENSION BRIDGE - experience vertigo together with Madeleine!
SNOW AND ICE EXPERIENCE - PHOTO SHOW WITH MADELEINE AND ERIC IN HARDROCK LAND!
ACTION PHOTO SHOWS ACTION PHOTO SHOWS
SWISS ALPS VIDEO CLIPS SWISS ALPS VIDEO CLIPS
©Photos by MADELEINE BIANCHI and ERIC MAURER of SKATETRIX SPORT COMPANY

MAY 25: MADELEINE BIANCHI – HAVE YOU EVER TASTED THE FREEDOM OF THE MOUNTAINEER?

Madeleine Bianchi - I present you my homeland! - The Swiss Alps!

MADELEINE BIANCHI - I present you my homeland! - The Swiss Alps! «UBI BENE, IBI PATRIA!»
That's my LIFE MOTTO in LATIN, translated in ENGLISH:
«WHERE IT IS WELL WITH ME, THERE IS MY HOMELAND!»
«A man who keeps company with GLACIERS comes to feel tolerably insignificant by and by.
The ALPS and the GLACIERS together are able to take every bit of CONCEIT out of a man and reduce his SELF-IMPORTANCE to zero If he will only remain within the influence of their sublime presence long enough to give it a fair and reasonable chance to do its work.»

MARK TWAIN (1835 - 1910) - American Writer and Publisher.

MADELEINE BIANCHI and ERIC MAURER:
«CLIMB THE MOUNTAINS AND GET THEIR GOOD TIDINGS.
NATURE'S PEACE WILL FLOW INTO YOU AS SUNSHINE FLOWS INTO TREES.
THE WINDS WILL BLOW THEIR OWN FRESHNESS INTO YOU, AND THE STORMS THEIR ENERGY,
WHILE CARES WILL DROP AWAY FROM YOU LIKE THE LEAVES OF AUTUMN.»

JOHN MUIR (1838 - 1914) - Naturalist, Author, Environmental Philosopher. Early Advocate for the Preservation of Wilderness!

CLEAR WATER CASCADE - VIDEO CLIP CLEAR WATER CASCADE - Madeleine shows you the treasure of the Swiss Alps!
EXPOSED SUSPENSION BRIDGE - VIDEO CLIP EXPOSED SUSPENSION BRIDGE - experience vertigo together with Madeleine!
SNOW AND ICE EXPERIENCE - PHOTO SHOW WITH MADELEINE AND ERIC IN HARDROCK LAND!
ACTION PHOTO SHOWS ACTION PHOTO SHOWS
SWISS ALPS VIDEO CLIPS SWISS ALPS VIDEO CLIPS
©Photos by MADELEINE BIANCHI and ERIC MAURER of SKATETRIX SPORT COMPANY