After a period of worship Sunday morning we left Lucerne headed east to the Austrian town of Innsbruck. The weather of the day was mixed with periods of light rain and sunshine. For lunch we stopped in Vaduz, capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. The country is sometimes referred to as a postage stamp country. This is for two reasons. Much of the income comes from selling postage stamps to collectors. The other is the size of the country. It consists of an area covering about 62 square miles. Some of the countries of Europe are not as large as some American cities or counties.
The downtown area of Vaduz, the capital of the country, has been turned into a pedestrian shopping mall. The king of Liechtenstein is a collector of modern art. Modern sculptures cover the strolling area of the city. One piece that caught my attention was a bronze mask called African King. I made my photo to show the Agfa sign on the store behind the mask. My caption for the photo is “A mind filled with images.” Discern if you can.
Driving throught the heart of the Alps we arrived in Innsbruck, capital of the Austrian province of Tyrol. This 800-year-old city was named for the bridge across the Inn River, first built in the 12th century. It doesn’t take long to see the highlights of the city. The Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof), a late Gothic oriel with 2,657 gold-plated tiles, was built between 1494 and 1496 under the rule of Emperor Maximilian I as a royal box for spectacles held in the square below.