The Swiss are usually reserved people that don’t flaunt their achievements. But this time, even they couldn’t help themselves: when the Gotthard Base Tunnel was opened last week, they blew their Swiss horns to commemorate the feat.
“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? It’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”