Mittwoch, 30. März 2016

More Scenic Easter

Sunday Scenes

Because Easter is a forty day festival, we will still note it - even though stores have all the seasonal things marked half off, as if it is over. We don't mind buying chocolates for less though.
On our way home after Easter service, we stopped briefly at another picturesque little town bedecked for the holiday.
Upon arrival

An eatery and hotel

The town fountain and a guesthouse

A house painting telling about the early days, when most men made their living as river bargemen, transporting goods to various towns.This looks like a secure job, doesn't it?

All shops were, of course, closed, but the windows had pretty things in them.

A flower shop

A welcoming sight

A flower box, noting the town's long history

"Here is your hotel, Madame."

A bakery

Detail of above

Note the ornamented and shaped wood-work in the gable, with a cross at the center.

A carved wood bench on the street.

An entry decoration

The stones keep the snow from sliding off on passing heads.

More gable decoration

The locals, dressed in their finest Trachen (historic folk dress), were going here to eat after their church service.

A wall painting of Saint Florian - patron saint of firefighters.

Gruss Gott is used for "Hello" and "Welcome"

These... so the post doesn't go anywhere...

The church yard cemetery with local style grave marker. Walking through a cemetery on Easter is a good reminder of the resurrection.

A mix of styles

A chapel for the cemetery 

A detail of the stone below

Normally tombs get emptied every twenty years to make room for new burials. Old bones go into the adjoining Bone House. Here, the tombs seem not to be disturbed.

Freshly tended plots.

Adorned for Easter

A typical wrought iron style head marker

Interior of the church.

The raised pulpit, with the four Evangelists on the panels

A side altar- the "marble" is specially painted wood.

One of the several bouquets on the various altars

Detail of the top pediment of an altar

Visitor Today

When someone comes to visit at our house, the Welcome sign gets a special insert. If you come to visit, you'll probably get one, too.
So good to see him, finally, after eleven years.

1 Kommentar:

  1. So pretty. Those flower Arrangements have me itching to go work in what passes for my garden. But it's still under two feet of snow...