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January 28, 2017 Winter Pictures

When I bought Murlis Vet-Food from our Vet-office, I walked home through the park (Volksgarten), as it’s quite a short cut. It was really freezing cold, and it was quite icy. Thankfully I didn’t faceplant anywhere and got a couple of nice pictures.

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There is a Stupa in this park. It one that stands for Enlightenment, as well as Peace, Wisdom and Compassion. In 1998 the Dalai Lama was here as well.

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And this is how icy it was… That’s all solid frozen ice around that tree and everywhere else.

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Like usually, I took my other short cut through the property of the local monastery and church, which is open all day so people can walk through here. Otherwise you’ll have to walk a couple blocks around the area, instead of cutting right through here. It’s only used by local residents, as people who are not from this area, wouldn’t really know about it, as it’s not obvious at all.

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It’s really pretty too! After the huge parking lot and gardens, you get into one of the buildings, that is adjacent to the church. I really love the inner courtyard with it’s columns. It’s all really old. That’s how it looks from the castle hill (but with zoom, otherwise it wouldn’t look as close): Minorites monastery and church

In the 13. Century, monks of the order of the Minorites, which was founded by Saint Francis of Assisi, started to settle on the other side of the river at first, where the city wall was. Then in the mid 1500s the monks started to settle on this side of the river, where todays Minorites monastery and church is. The Church and monastery was finished in 1607 and that’s how old that building is. There were some later additions, like the two church steeples and facade, build between 1742 – 1744.

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Just wanted to share some pics ๐Ÿ˜ธ. Have a lovely day/evening everypawdy!