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And it worked – it’s Friday, so y’all know what that means – otmar!
A sincere thank you to otmar for re-submitting these. It’s been a constant fail as this submission is stuck in my queue. Thanks for resubmitting and I’ll use your subsequent post next Friday.
Today, pictures from valued commenter otmar.
This set is from February, but somehow Alain had troubles posting them. So here’s a (less verbose) retry:
The last day of the indoor hockey season brought the spawn and their hockey dad to the small city of Mödling which lies just a bit to the south of Vienna. After the games we walked though the old center. Here are some impressions:
Lamp / fountain mix.
This is the old city hall where e.g. civil weddings are performed.
This is a “Pestsäule”, a monument to thank god for lifting the curse of the black plague. A good number of them were erected all over the Hapsburg empire in the baroque style.
Thank you so much otmar, do send us more when you can.
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Once of these days, that’ll be corrected.
All of them look like postcards ?
I wish we had more lovely old buildings and stuff like this in Malaysia. The British put some up in the last century, but for the most part the remaining ones have been modernised a lot because they’re still in use as public buildings. There’s also the Stadthuys in Melaka, formerly a city hall built by the Dutch in 1650 and now a museum of local culture and history. But there aren’t many landmark buildings still standing from our pre-colonial history, which is a great pity.
Love old buildings!
Seems like a lovely place for a leisurely stroll.
Ahh, Mödling! During my study abroad in Baden bei Wien, future husband and I went there to explore the ruins, and we encountered a friendly Austrian group there. FH quickly got more curt with them and we went our way. Turns out they wanted to explain to us about their god and how great blah blah.
Baden is very similar, with lovely downtown, the Pestsäule, but with the addition of a casino and spa. Magical place! Thanks again, Otmar, for letting me re-live it.
J R in WV
Welcome back Alain! At least we didn’t get another set of views of dust storms in a forward operating base! I kid, Adam, u know I kid!
Otmar, great job as usual, you had great material to work with in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Thanks all for making these great visits to all over the world possible, it is so wonderful to get photos from the photographer from so many interesting places.