Not Only Heraldic Symbols Die Hard

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue May. 19, 2019 527 views

Time to grab my Zilla making the best of every tiny moment of dry weather and a little bit of sunshine to test the new lens.

Some time ago, I posted on Photoblog a new Trafik sign, but I have to admit, that this old one looks a lot more impressive. On the other hand it's not just "antiquated" to use the double-headed eagle, which in this case doesn't date back before the fall of monarchy at the end of WWI. It's the double headed-eagle of Austrofascism (1934-1938). Think about that! Nevertheles, in the end we can be glad, it's not still decorated with the well known infamous swastika, which is completely banned (until someone will open the frontdoor and a Nazi-flag will be visibly hanging down from the wall).

Do you also think it looks a little bit "goth & graveyard"? Sticking to the heraldic symbole of Austrofascism is political as die-hard as the Austrian’s soil brown soul beneath their blue paint on the outside. Yeah, maybe I should use it as a symbol for yesterdays downfall of Austria's leading far-right Party (inaugural leader was Reinthaller, who already had a political career during Austrofascism and Nazi regime) and their ruling neo-Nazis - thanks to good investigative journalism!

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Antonio Gil 5 months ago

These extreme right wing surge is getting more and more worrying everywhere in Europe

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Let's hope for the best - at least for next the elections ...

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Jay Boggess 5 months ago

Nice work, Sigrid! Glad those days are in the rear-view mirror, for the most part, or at least out of power.......

5 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Jay Boggess 4 months, 4 weeks ago

I'm not so sure about the future. I fear for the worst ...

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 4 months, 3 weeks ago

That's why I try to keep my focus on the present.....
I can't change the past and never know what may come to pass in the future........
Worry doesn't change or control anything......right???

4 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
David Swatton 5 months ago

I read about the fall of Heinz-Christian Strache in the news... such a shame... NOT! By the way, where does the church stand regarding the Freedom Party because I believe they were associates of the 1930s Fascists in Austria - perhaps they are too concerned with child abuse to get involved in politics right now?

5 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to David Swatton 4 months, 4 weeks ago

I was surprised, when Kardinal Schönborn critisied e.g. the unsocial
decisions. The reaction towards him was ... let's say: neither
professional nor diplomatic.

4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited