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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Fences - Bavarian Alps

I spotted this peaceful scene from the tour bus on a drive through the Black Forest/Bavarian Alps in 2008. We were driving from Mannheim, Germany to Innsbruck, Austria. As we got closer to Innsbruck and the ski villages of the Bavarian Apls, we saw many churches, inns, and private homes with this unusual painting detail. It's hard to describe what technique may have been used. Any guesses? For more Friday Fences, scoot over to Janis' place at Life According to Jan and Jer .

18 comments:

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show. Wishing you a good weekend. Hanne Bente

Tanya said...

beautiful!

Beth said...

wow, what a beautiful church. love the bell. gorgeous. (:

Jan n Jer said...

What a gorgeous sight for our eyes to gaze upon! I am sure pics do not do justice to the beauty!

Rose said...

I bet you saw a lot of beautiful sites while there, if these are anything to go by.

Elaine said...

Beautiful scenes - and what an unusual little church.

TexWisGirl said...

you're cheating, once again, and going international on your fences. :)

Faye said...

texWisgirl-what with a puppy and a cranky elderly sis that I'm trying to keep out of a nursing home, haven't had time to look for fences or barns much locally. So, digging through past photos so I can participate. Chatting with all of you and remembering these fun trips is about the most fun I'm having lately. Sure you've been there too. :-)

Carletta said...

The horses grazing could be in my neighborhood. :)
The painted mural is really wonderful. It must have been quite a treat to see many buildings painted as such.
Don't know about most of the style but there's a little Trompe L'oeil going on especially around the door.

Lois Evensen said...

What beautiful scenes. I have no clue about the church, but it is quite pretty, isn't it!

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful landscape. The fences ads to the scene. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...
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Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great fences.... Of course, anything in the Bavarian Alps has got to be GREAT ---and beautiful. Right?????

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

It must have been a real pleasure to travel through the Bavarian Alps and see those scenes. I'm glad you could get such good pictures from a tour bus. I like the murals on the church, but have no idea as to the technique used to create them.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What beautiful scenes from the Alps. I'm sure you had a fabulas trip. Thanks for sharing.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thanks for sharing glimpses of your travels!

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Linda said...

That was a beautiful shot from the bus!

Maple Lane said...

Nice to meet you Faye! Beautiful pictures. I had the pleasure of visiting Germany and Austria with my parents when I was 20 (a long time ago)!!! Hope you have enjoyed the weekend.