Jagdschloss Falkenlust is a hunting lodge in Brühl. Together with Augustusburg Palace (Schloss Augustusburg) and the park grounds, Falkenlust hunting lodge forms an ensemble. In 1984 this ensemble has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. [German]
The Falkenlust hunting lodge was built in the years 1729 to 1740 for the then very popular falconry. As an architectural example, the Amalienburg served in the park of Nymphenburg Palace in Munich. As an architect, the Munich court architect François de Cuvilliés could be won.
The courtyard side of the hunting lodge is connected to Augustsburg Palace by an alley. On the roof is a viewing platform from which the falconry was observed.
The stairs house in the southern part of the hunting lodge is decorated with Dutch tiles. The ceiling painting by Laurenz de La Roque shows scenes of the falconry.
In contrast to the representative character of Augustusburg Palace, Falkenlust hunting lodge is furnished as a maison de plaisance. In 1760 Giacomo Casanova gave a gala dinner for the Cologne mayoress of the Pütz and other ladies of the Cologne society.
Augustusburg Palace (Schloss Augustusburg) was built in Brühl in the 18th century. Jagdschloss Falkenlust and Schloss Augustusburg form an ensemble and, together with the castle grounds, have been listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1984. [German]
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.