Monday, May 28, 2012


I really enjoyed visiting the Franziskanerkirche in Salzburg, Austria.

The number of altars in old European churches is amazing. It is not uncommon to count up to 15.

It's hard to imagine the amount of work that went into the intricate carvings and paintings within each altar.

The city of Salzburg translates to salt mountain and was built on the salt mining industry. Much of the money in Salzburg came from the Hallein Salt Mine, so I guess it was appropriate that we found this mural on one of the columns inside the Franziskanerkirche. It shows salt miners at work.

1 comment:

  1. I am so enjoying your posts! We stayed in Ruetta, Austria. up near the castle, several times at a lovely place called the Maximillion.Wonderful food.We were there one year at Christmas time and went to mass at one of the old churches. I couldn't quit looking at all the beautiful altars.


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