The Money Pit

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue June. 09, 2019 824 views

Today we had a nice tour deep into the wilderness of Lower Austria. There are places in Waldviertel, really, I don’t want to be buried there – especially as long as I’m still alive. Even the names of the villages could be interpreted as warnings. Nevertheless it’s a beautiful landscape with a lot of historical buildings. A lot - maybe all - of the catholic churches have holy bones, splinters, fabrics in combination with miracles and a really good story to offer. In the end even the church had to come up with a good business plan to keep the interest alive and a long term concept to make a pretty penny. At some point in history pilgrimages were the begin of something, what is called tourism today – even the offerings and the souvenirs didn't change since. In the end people get rid of lot of money and make expensive sacrifices only to take home a cheap candle for a lot of money and overpaid holy water with bacteria. Yes, me too. No, I'm not a Catholic, but I know a very religious person, who is very dear to me, who will believe in it and will be grateful for it.

No, I spare everybody a ton of gothic buildings, instead I post the more strange and funny things. In a niche nearby a church I found not only candles but also a dwarf riding on a turtle. Right around the corner Felix was fooled by a very unmoving and stiff dog with a snail on the back of his head. To be a little bit more serious, I present you the landscape including the Danube river and a glimpse of the Alps - photographed from Maria Taferl.

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David Swatton 2 months, 1 week ago

You have to hand it to the Catholic Church - the all time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims - selling indulgences was simply genius marketing/exploitation. But I do love the architecture so don't spare the Gothic buildings!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to David Swatton 2 months ago

Yes, they own a lot of impressive buildings, who everybody else has to care for. wink

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Heike 2 months, 1 week ago

Wenn die Alpen so nahe sind, würde ich permanent dort abhängen. smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Heike 2 months ago

Meine Eltern leben and er ungarischen Grenze, da sieht man die Anreise von Tante Malchen schon 14 Tage bevor sie ankommt. Mir reicht schon die angrenzende sog. Bucklige Welt ... Wenn ich in den Bergen bin, gibt's immer irgendein Drama (25 m Bäume, die uns fast erschlagen oder Gewitter, die alles wegspülen ...) , das brauche ich nicht. Von der Ferne besehen, ist alles schön ... Obwohl, für den Blick auf den Ötscher hätte ich doch gerne klarere Sicht gehabt. wink

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Heike Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 months ago

Ok, wenn du das nächste Mal in den Alpen bist, gib vorher Bescheid, damit ich dann auf gar keinen Fall dort hinreise.grin

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Heike 2 months ago

joy thumbsup

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Andi Saw 2 months, 1 week ago

Why Felix is always so skinny? 
Don't you give him food under the table? smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Andi Saw 2 months ago

joy
Actually, I have no idea! Maybe there is a greyhound as well as a rubber ball in his ancestry? I feed him as he would be a 10 kilo dog, but he only weights 7.8 kilos. He just gained 200 gramms since November! And yes, he get's his extras - a LOT of very good extras (especially for his good learnings skills!). No, I don't feed him under the table, I want to have a really well behaving dog in redtaurants. But, I have to keep an eye on my father, who always will feed him under the table as soon nobody is watching! Felix is VERY best friends with Opa!

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Andi Saw Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 months ago

What's his name? Opa... ? 
I'm sure Felix love him. I'm sure he loves everyone! He looks so happy! blue heart

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Pete Fitzgetald 2 months, 1 week ago

very cool shots

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 2 months, 1 week ago

Especially the dwarf riding the turtle ... 😉

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Pete Fitzgetald Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 months, 1 week ago

Very True!

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Camellia 2 months, 1 week ago

I am definitely choosing your shots over the serious ones. I must say the view is fantastic even if it has a lot "strings" attached to it.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia 2 months ago

Thanks! blush
Latly, I'm struggeling. Don't know what I do wrong. It's a little bit frustrating!

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