While I walked through Merano in Italy, I came across this sundial. I was impressed how many elements and codes are compiled in this depiction. For example one can see the motto of Friedrich III. (AEIOU) as well as a skull with an hour glass on top of it.
The Frecciargento (top speed of 160 mph) belongs together with the Frecciarossa (190 mph) and the Frecciabianca (160 mph) to the group of Italian high-speed trains. The train depicted above is waiting in the central station of Bolzano for the exit towards Rome. [German]
In a park of Merano, I came across a monument to Empress Elisabeth (‘Sisi’) of Austria. It happens to be I met her twice on this day. My train trip ended in Vienna, where I saw another sculpture of Sisi at the railway station Wien Westbahnhof.
Photo of Sigmundskron Castle taken on a train trip from Bolzano to Meran. It was first mentioned as Formicaria in 945. Around 1473 Duke Sigmund the Wealthy converted it into a fortress and changed its name to Sigmundskron. Today it houses a part of the Messner Mountain Museum.
Lebenberg Castle (Castel Monteleone) is a 13th-century castle in Tscherms, a place in the region of Merano. During a guided tour one can experience a fully furnished castle with a Rococo style hall of mirrors and a three-floors high chapel of the 14th century. [German]