Tuesday, at lunch, I journeyed to 1815 Vienna.
Two weeks ago, I was in 1870’s London.
Early in April, I visited Tang Dynasty China.
Impossible? No, easy. Long before the pandemic of 2020-21 kept me close to home, I traveled through time and space in books.
Does real travel enrich your life? Absolutely. While visiting 1815 Vienna, the references to St. Stephens, a wine garden, and the plague pillar were more vivid for having seen them in person. The sights and sounds of the London I visited several years ago may be different — cars and buses have replaced carriages and wagons. Certain landmarks remain. Does the heroine dash past St. Paul’s? Cross the river at the Tower Bridge?
Do you prefer non-fiction? Try a biography and put yourself in Thomas Jefferson or George Marshall’s shoes.
Want to escape this world and all the current problems? May I suggest the science fiction section of your local bookstore or library?
Also visited in 2022: 1855 Wisconsin, 1740 Scotland, plus previously mentioned Tang Dynasty China.