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It’s good to be back, though I’m still overwhelmed with duties and to-do’s. I’m glad to end the week with the return of…. otmar!
Have a great weekend, everybody! I hope to get some home repairs, etc. done and (finally) do some cooking, one activity that dropped off 100% since my mom died. The funeral/reception food leftovers are finally frozen, done, or disposed of, and I’m looking forward to having some produce and ingredients in the fridge instead of cooked/manufactured food.
Today, pictures from valued commenter otmar.
I spent the first Sunday of November with the kids on a sport-club team-building outing in Gars am Kamp. We left Vienna by train, switched to a diesel-powered rail-bus in the middle of nowhere to reach Gars after a total of 1.5 h travel time. Somehow it felt like we weren’t 90 mins into the future, but 100 years into the past.
Gars in located in the Waldviertel, a hilly part of lower Austria, on the Kamp river. It was pretty popular as a summer get-away during the Hapsburg times, and this still is visible in the architecture of the villas in the town.
View from the train station
On the hill there are the ruin of an old castle plus a church. We’re going up.
On the way up, we’re passing a war memorial.
It’s been interesting to me how America is dealing with the civil war memorials, so here is a picture how a typical Austrian one looks like. First of all, the wreaths were probably from Nov 2nd, which is the yearly day to commemorate the dead in Austria. Secondly, this monument was obviously errected for the WW-I dead, and later adapted to also include the WW-II dead as well. The cap on top is WWI-era style.
The inscription says: “Remember the dead who had to die in a war!”. IMHO, this is a good one. It doesn’t glorify the dead, it just states neutrally who died from this village during the last two major wars.
Looking up from the cementary around the church towars the ruins of the castle.
View down towards Gars.
Crossing the Kamp.
Thank you so much otmar, do send us more when you can.
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