Quotes on Weimar houses

Quote by Jules Renard at a gable in Weimar

A challenge for attentive walks are the quotes on the house walls of  Weimar. They inspire not only to look on gables, but also to reflect. This quote from Jules Renard made me pensive: “If you know life, please give me its address” (Wenn Sie das Leben kennen, geben Sie mir doch bitte seine Anschrift). What exactly makes us think we know life?

Old curacy in Žalec

Portal of the old curacy in Žalec, Slovenia

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 erected on top of the walls of a former defence tower. The fresco above the richly ornamented portal depicts Saint Nicholas, to whom the nearby church is consecrated.

Trompe l’oeil featuring a book

A trompe-l'œil featuring a book in Füssen, Germany

I did know Füssen is known for a lot of amazing Trompe-l’œils on the walls of the High Castle (Hohes Schloss). Though I was surprised to see in the streets of Füssen such an impressive Trompe-l’œil featuring a book. In this depiction, the three legs of the city arms are linked to the character traits diligent, honest and helpful (fleissig – ehrlich – hilfsbereit).