It has been snowy and cold here for at least a few weeks, making my afternoon and evening walks more picturesque and much colder. This morning when I went to church, it was -16 Celsius, or 3.2 Fahrenheit. Last night, it was 1 Fahrenheit. Cold.
St Martin’s, the church down the street from my house. This was a couple of weeks ago and we have more snow now.
A notice on the door of St Martin’s: “We have a ‘pious cat’ who likes to visit our church and set off the alarm. We ask you, therefore, to always shut the church doors.” Poor cold kitty!
I went on a walk through the larger cemetery, behind the church on the other side of the river.
A memorial to the victims of war who died in Untermenzing.
Farm fields on the other side of the river.
These houses were all built probably sometime in the past ten years. But the colors are nice.
This was after the Mass of New Year’s Day, at Alter Peter in the city center.
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord at the Theatinerkirche.
Back in December, I went to see the excavation in the Marienhof, behind the Neue Rathaus.
I also took a closer look at some of the statues around the doorways of the Frauenkirche.
The Neue Rathaus itself is only neo-Gothic, built at the beginning of the 20th century.
Among its statues of political figures on the front facade, we have Duke Siegmund, would-be hermit of Schloss Blutenburg, who patronized many churches and monasteries and laid the foundation stone for the 15th century rebuilding of the Frauenkirche.
Don’t know who this guy is.
And finally, because I need reminding:
It was warm here, once. People walked around like this, sweating.
And ate overpriced ice cream.
And ate food like this, just sitting in the sunny breezes under the trees.
And even went on daytrips into the mountains without wearing coats…
Well, I’m leaving on Sunday for a trip to Salzburg (#2) and then Venice (first time ever in Italy), so I hope it will be warmer by then. It says it will be above freezing. I really hope so!