Garbage City is home to an oppressed minority in Cairo that has made the best of their situation. This ‘Perception Mural’ pays homage to the city’s garbage collectors who sift through piles of trash to reuse & recycle as much as possible. It’s inspiring to see a group of people who are kind and happy despite their challenging circumstances. This viewpoint is certainly a hidden gem, thanks for the tip @tripscoutapp @gokonrad
Geek out alert! I just stood in the last intact apartment Mozart lived in, in Vienna. You may think, “meh, that’s not a big deal”, but for me this was massive. Mozart was my LIFE growing up. I started playing the piano at 5, doing all my ABRSM grades up until I was 16. Whenever an exam came up I always opted for a Mozart piece wherever I could. I had volumes of his works. I knew the film Amadeus by heart. I pitifully wrote a full Sonata at the age of 15, definitely not worth publishing (I still have the manuscript) to try and be like him even though I was a few years too old. Everything he wrote was committed to my memory and I adored every note. To be able to stand in the very rooms where he was known to have written “Le Nozze di Figaro” and 3 of the Haydn Quartets was completely breathtaking for me. Even just looking out of the window on to Blutgasse as he would have done was exquisite. It may have been centuries ago but I could feel the creativity in the woodwork. This was uniquely magical for me.