Saturday, November 7, 2015

Austrian reflections: churches, candles, and muddy pants


Austria has given me a few pictures for James' meme, Weekend Reflections.
First, in the entrance to the St. Vincent old people's home, which has a nice modern chapel of its own*, you see steeples of the two big churches of Pinkafeld.
The Evangelische Pfarrkirche and the Roman Catholic church were both built in the 18th century.

In the door of the Rathaus, Pinkafeld's city hall, the main street of the old part of town is reflected.
Notice the "1639" above! 

Back at the Franziskus community where I am spending the month, the candles in the little gift shop (where everything is made by the 18 members) show through the window, while on top the courtyard and house are reflected.

And near the window, a telltale sign that this is a working farm.
*One of the nuns was sitting in the chapel praying, so I didn't take pictures there at St. Vincent's.
Too bad, because they have an interesting modern wooden "crucifix," but the cross has no crossbar so Jesus simply has outstretched arms.


William Kendall said...

Lovely reflections... the steeples particularly.

VP said...

A curious set of photos!

James said...

Excellent reflections!

Gosia k said...

lovely photos. Love from Poland

Kay said...

i'm so excited for you that you're getting to explore such a beautiful place, Dina.

Hels said...

I did notice the 1639 straight away. It looks like a normal coat of arms only different.