A sator square seen on a facade in Golling an der Salzach. The sator square, also known as rotas square, is a palindrome which one can read horizontally and vertically, forward and backward. The oldest datable representation of a sator square was found in Pompeii. [German]
This fresco with a sundial is located on a wall of the old university at the Max-Reinhard-Platz. It was created by Georg Jung (1899-1957). The depictions refer to the four faculties of that university which was founded by Prince Archbishop Paris von Lodron in 1622. [German]
This public clock, reflected in a simple window, is located on top of a walk way connecting the Franciscan monastery (Franziskanerkloster) with the Franciscan church (Franziskanerkirche) in Salzburg. [German]
This sign stands near a wood with high squirrel population in Bük. It happens to be that the depiction of a squirrel turns into the mascot for children at the nearby Bükfürdő spa. The name of this very special squirrel is Otto.
This mosaic near the main railway station of Graz was created by Norbertine Bresslern-Roth (1891-1978). She is regarded as one of the most famous animal painters worldwide. Some of her works are displayed at the Neue Galerie in Graz.
In the areas of Slovenian Styria (Slovenska Štajerska), Carniola (Kranjska)and the Austrian state of Carinthia (Kärnten) one can find these traditionally painted bee boards (Panjske končnice). With the help of these paintings beekeepers were able to find the right hive.
The Baroque church attached to Olimje Castle was built between 1665 and 1675. At the side chapel I discovered a statue dedicted to Saint Anthony the Great. One attribute of this saint is the pig, which can be seen lying at his feet.
In the first moment I was surprised to see embrasures at this edifice of the former curacy but later I learned the Baroque building was errected on the walls of a former defence tower. The fresco above the richly ornamented portal depicts Saint Nicholas, to whom the nearby church is consecrated.
Pretty narrative mural seen at the Slovenian Institut of Hop Research and Brewing (Inštitut za hmeljarstvo in pivovarstvo Slovenije) in Žalec. This institut is located next to the museum about hop-growing and brewing industry in Slovenia (Ekomuzej hmeljarstva in pivovarstva)