So where's the snow?

Muddling through in Austria, God and life, teaching and gardening plus the occasional cow

Tag des denkmals, update

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Towards Mauterndorf

Dave and I went for a walk around Gröbendorf from Mauterndorf, and from a grey start it turned into one of those glorious blue sky days.

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I drove Dave nuts with the camera.

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So my original theory was that the ruin was an Smithy and a forge that was waterpowered, as I’d seen ponds  in farmhouse garden further up the road.

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When we we looked, we could see they were steam fed and had never been diverted form the Turrach, so were never storage ponds for the forge.  One theory gone!

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Then we walked onto the next village , Pichl, where  I thought there was an oven for smelting.

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Wrong, it was a Knights Castle and was ever only a castle.

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It was surrounded by the farm  of what must be a very wealthy farming  family.  This must be the poshest private chapel in Lungau!

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So still no ideas of the origins of the ruin, but had a great walk!   Time Team please come and sort out!!!!

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