Croatian Diary - August 3: Graz - Zagreb - part 4

by Björn Roose March. 23, 2020 465 views
Graz - Kloster Maria Himmelfahrt (August 3)

Graz - Kloster Maria Himmelfahrt (August 3)

Anyway, after visiting the Uhrturm (see here) we descend along the same road and we arrive via the Schlossbergplatz (see here) at the Mur, the river that divides Graz in two, which we cross through a… mussel. Or via an “attraction” that - like Die Blaue Blase, which we pass on the other side of the Mur - was implanted there in 2003 and must apparently resemble a mussel. Apparently, because I certainly don't see the similarity. We cross the Mur once more, this time along a “normal” bridge, the Hauptbrücke, after which we visit the Franziskaner Kirche with the accompanying Kloster Maria Himmelfahrt. Despite the fact that the monastery still seems to be in use, we can wander freely through its corridors. The silence that comes with it, is naturally respected by any person with some sense of style.

Graz - Kloster Maria Himmelfahrt (August 3)

Graz - Kloster Maria Himmelfahrt (August 3)

Graz - Franziskanerplatz (August 3)

Graz - Franziskanerplatz (August 3)

Finally, from the Franziskaner Kirche, we head back along the Kapaunplatz and the Davidgasse - one of the medieval alleys we already wandered through before - to the Hauptplatz. It shows, just outside the works, the Erzherzog-Johann-Brunnen. Dedicated to Archduke Johann of course, but also to the four main streams of the Austrian region of Styria: Enns, Mur, Drau and Sann. The latter is mainly known today as Sava and originates - as two parts that will form one whole at Radovljica - in what is today Slovenia. We will see the river several times later on, including in Zagreb and Sisak, in the non-symbolic sense of the word.

Graz - Erzherzog-Johann-Brunnen (August 3)

Graz - Erzherzog-Johann-Brunnen (August 3)

Graz - Erzherzog-Johann-Brunnen (August 3)

Graz - Erzherzog-Johann-Brunnen (August 3)

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Jay Boggess 10 months ago

Lovely series!

+1grinning+1

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Björn Roose Replied to Jay Boggess 10 months ago

Thanks, Jay smile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Björn Roose 10 months ago

+1grinning+1

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Camellia Staab 10 months ago

You didn't take pictures of the walls in Kloster Maria? I would have like to see what those designs and art look like.

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 10 months ago

I did a number of shots in the corridors. Did I miss something ?

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Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 10 months ago

I am looking at #2 and you have a very nice pic of the corridor, but what about the left side of the wall...those gold frames are framing what? or did you post those somewhere else and I missed them?

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 10 months ago

Ah, no, they are just more of the same: grave stones embedded in the walls smile

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