This was a nondescript church on the outside and quite ornate on the inside but nowhere near as ornate as the residenze I talked about on Day 6. You can see all the stucco work and gilting. This is a pilgrimage church. It seems that several people were healed drinking from the water and many more have come hoping to be healed even to this day.
These pictures are from a town where there used to be a witches prison and witches were burned at the stake. We had half a hour and the stores were closed because it was Sunday so...
... Howard and I walked around. I took pictures of some of the more interesting door knobs. They're just more fun than what I have. One of the things I'm looking forward to with my upcoming move is making a shift in how I decorate - one that's more in line with who I've evolved in to. Unique items like these add special touches without being too much.
In the same town, we walked down some back alleys and caught a glimpse of the yards. Many of them had beautifully developed vegetable and flower gardens like these with patches and paths that reminded me of my friend's 100 year old home and her cobblestone walkways and flower beds. We are all so unique and yet so similar.
We stopped at the brewery in another town to taste smoked beer which apparently is like liquid bacon in your mouth only Howard and I don't drink beer and we didn't like the idea of crowding into a small, un-airconditioned pub with two bus loads of people so we walked down to a cafe and had ice-cream and a big glass of sparkling water. SO much better. The planters of petunias in half barrels are virtually identical to the ones I used to plant years ago.
Again, not the best shot of me but getting closer to a flattering angle although why he shot me patting my hair ? ? ? This is my favourite Katherine Tilton top with a Marcy Tilton skirt. LOVE them both and very comfortable. The fountain just called for me to play - it was too hot not to take advantage of the cool water.
Steph - an interesting thing happened at the beginning of May. I got contacts and I wear them two or three times a week and NO ONE noticed. I had to tell them. My eyes are quite green but not as green as you see in the non-glasses pictures. Those are colored contacts that are just too fun to wear.
Our final stop was at the hunting home of a prince bishop near but not in Baumberg. We were too hot and tired to go in so we walked around the outside and through the gardens.
The picture on the left is the central garden in the courtyard with roses around a fountain and the tunneled trees are in the more formal English style gardens. We enjoyed taking the bus with intermittent stops and even so the sustained heat is hard to deal with. Thankfully it's supposed to be cooler tomorrow.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - air conditioned buses