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Graffiti or worship?

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Out on a recent photo session in October, we visited out local church in Tamsweg, which has been partially restored. There is a little side chapel which is being done. On it was a patch of graffiti , with a picture of the church dated 1709, but probably meant in all honesty and worship, I wonder if more can be revealed?

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  1. Interesting stuff. I visit a lot of local churches in the UK and one of the first things I look out for is wall paintings. Some can be really early, others less so. For UK churches, Ann Marshall has set up a website to provide a reference point for Medieval Wall Painting in English parish churches. http://www.paintedchurch.org/
    Somehow these ‘incidental’ features, graffiti or otherwise, always seem to help me get a feel for the real people of the time.

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    • On the main church by this picture, the graffiti goes through from the 16th century to during the Second world war. In other churches in the Lungau there are original medieval paintings and frescoes, it makes you realize the damage that Mr Cromwell caused. Howver, saying that there was a lot of going around with a white paintbrush during the years, and not everything remains!

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