Saturday, 11 August 2012

Stiftskirche and Benedictines monastery on the Nonnberg, Salzburg

This monastery for women, overlooking the old city of Salzburg exists already more than 1200 years, the church with its red clock tower is now a 1000 years old. On our walk we approach the church via a hill, it was a real climb to the top of the Nonnberg on this sunny day. The arched entrance of the church is richly decorated and on both sides of the door there are two small statues. In the crown of one of the saints, there was a bird nest. The letters on the wall reads PAX or peace. The sisters leave the birds in peace or it could also refer to a last resting place because there is a small cemetery around the church.

Dit vrouwenklooster dat over het oude stadsgedeelte van Salzburg uitkijkt bestaat reeds meer als 1200 jaar, de kerk met zijn rode kloktoren is iets jonger maar toch al 1000 jaar oud. Op onze wandeling langs het heuvelpad zien de we de Stiftskerk reeds liggen. Het is een zware klim op deze zonnige dag. Het booggewelf van de inkom is rijkelijk versierd, aan beide kanten van het portaal hangen twee kleine standbeelden. In de kroon van de heilige zit een vogelnest. De letters tegen de muur lezen PAX of vrede. De nonnen laten het vogeltje blijven en in vrede. Het zou ook kunnen dat PAX refereert naar de laatste rustplaats want er is een klein kerkhof langs de kerk.. 
 
Stiftskirche Salzburg

Stiftskirche Salzburg

Stiftskirche Salzburg

Stiftskirche Salzburg

Stiftskirche Salzburg

Stiftskirche Salzburg

Stiftskirche Salzburg

Stiftskirche Salzburg

Stiftskirche Salzburg

Stiftskirche Salzburg

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17 comments:

  1. Wonderful impressions. Great capture !

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  2. It's lovely to walk with you in these old wonderfull places, as in your last post, too. Your fotos are amazing. Thanks for sharing

    Have a wonderfull weekend.
    Hugs

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  3. Great photos as usual. My favourite is the 5th (detail pic) . Awesome!

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  4. Het heeft iets, Filip, die stilte..., altijd weer...
    Mooi gefotografeerd !
    Lie(f)s.

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  5. It's beautiful, Filip! Looking at the photos makes me feel as though I am visiting myself! You are such a talented photographer! Thanks for your most appreciated comment on my today's post! I thought everyone had forgotten about me and now I am so glad that I was wrong! WIshing you and Kristel a joyous weekend! Christa

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  6. really beautiful. love the red bell/clock tower. the birds nest is cute! :)

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  7. Mooi die stilte.
    wel een hele klim.
    Een stoer gebouw Filip
    :)

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  8. Eine sehr schöne Kirche mit großartigen Detailaufnahmen. Es ist immer sehr interessant, solch schöne Kirchen zu besichtigen.
    Liebe Grüße, Karin

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  9. I like the details that you've shown. the graves are beautifully landscaped.

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  10. This entry definitely bring us back down to the memory lane. We visited this place few years back but we didn't get a chance to go inside so thanks for the tour :D

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  11. Nice photos and a lovely place. I do wonder what the onion-dome is made of though. That red colour looks like paint, but what is painted? Wood? Metal? Is it enamelled?

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  12. I have not seen graves covered so decoratively with flowers. We also might have journeyed here when we were in Salzburg, but ran out of time to make the climb to the top so also thank you for showing us what we missed.

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  13. I've never been there. But just surprised how big it is. It will be in my list ;-)

    Regards from Belgium

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  14. eens iets anders een rode (en geen goude) koepeltoren. Men kan goed zien dat jullie tijdens de wandeling moesten klimmen. Groetjes Dietmut

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  15. Magnifique qualité photographique! bravo à toi pour ce reportage!! c'est super beau!!!! Bisoussssssssss

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  16. It is so old that it looks like it grew from the ground. The bright red tower is striking. Smart bird found a secure nesting site.

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  17. What a glorious place to visit, and what beautiful details captured with your eyes!

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