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Muddling through in Austria; God, life and a small black dog

A market in Mariapfarr

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I’m no catholic but I’m quite happy to use their holidays, and this one was for Mary’s ascension -nowhere to be found in the Bible, but what ho!  This annual flea marker (no Car boot sales here), takes up most of the village centre. This time I remembered the camera!  I was comparing it to what I’d find at sale in the UK.

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There were of course many stalls selling the outgrown kids toys, new stuff,

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china knick nacks,  old postcards and  books, plus the dealers.   But what I found fascinating, but understandable was the amount of mlitary stuff,

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holy stuff,

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hunting stuff,

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fur stuff.

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 I don’t think in the UK you would be allowed to sell bayonets

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or axes on the street!

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I saw this wonderful picture of some deer charging a hunters party, but she wanted 60 euros

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for it, I’m glad I got a sneaky shot of it before she saw me! In this close up above, you can see one guy has managed not to spill his drink, shades of my mother who would never spill a drop!

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There was of course a marching band,

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beer and sausages,

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and cakes.

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There  was also a huge mix of languages and I heard others speaking English but was content to be a bystander. We bought some old postcards of Ramingstein

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and scanned them in so we could have a better look.  Its a shame that the dates weren’t on the stamps, nor could we read the messages!

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There were also some intereresting scarecrows entered in a competition for Bauernherbst that is coming up (Farmer’s Autumn). Can’t help thinking its the wrong time of year for them though!

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Still, it was a great day out.

Author: annarashbrook

English Ex-pat living in Austria, Christian, blogger (of course) writer, photographer, dog owner!

One thought on “A market in Mariapfarr

  1. Hi Anna,
    I love looking at all the cool stuff at the boot sale. The painting was very unusual–glad you got a snapshot of it. What a fun outing!

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