So where's the snow?

Muddling through life from Austria to Wales; God, life and a small black dog


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The Parish Church, Thomotal

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It’s not often that a church building catches at me, I have already blogged about MariaPfarr and the wonderful light there during our Sunday services in the summer. This church is now closed for two years for restoration, I just hope the spirit of the place doesn’t get banished in new paint and windows.

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I only photograph in churches if there is something of the Glory of God there, something that touches the soul. So I was so surprised when I went into the Thomotal church during the Georgi-ritt this year. It’s an old church, there’s no electricity and the place was lit by candles. Trouble was there was someone snuffing them out and the light was dimmed. What caught my eye was theĀ“most extraordinary side altar.

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The bowls filled with coloured water are lit behind by night lights.

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I was caught in the rush as the horses were due to move off, which explains the bad focusing.

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I will go back in the next few weeks and find out more and photo it more, but maybe that moment will be gone.

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