Sonja

Sonja

Posted on 07/16/2015


Photo taken on October 20, 2014



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Source in the Forest / Quelle im Wald

Source in the Forest / Quelle im Wald
Special healing powers would be from the belief only, the analysis says its procures a nice tasting clean table water / Besonders hohe Heilkraefte waehren allerdings eher Glaubenssache, die Analyse ergab das hier ein recht wohlschmeckendes Trinkwasser mit nur wenig Mineralien entspringt.

Denis Croissant, Eunice Perkins, Bob Ottey have particularly liked this photo


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Bob Ottey
Bob Ottey
Superbly Composed Scene Sonja Very Definite Fav Regards Bob..
2 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
What an interesting place. And I'm I seeing correctly, is that a heart shaped little pond?
2 years ago.
Sonja has replied to Levina de Ruijter
Yes, while some of the water of this source is going into a (somewhat unsightly) pipe, the first station of the natural outflow is a pool in form of a heart, matching all those heart images on the chapel walls behind. Turn of the century description of the place however talks about a very different set up, a round drinking cure pagoda from wood with benches.... no hint when this achsial symetric design following the slope was adopted, but it seems not only more interesting but also more prudent. One of the causes of the eventual demise of Fusch was that a lot of the original springs got lost as avalanches reshaped the landscape in the upper Weichselbach valley during off-season. Planting a heavily wooded park and putting a round pagoda on top of the best source might have been the taste of the 18th and 19th century and a true improvement, but it was not quite enough to protect the last mineral spring sporting really sufficient flow without high mainainance efforts.
2 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Sonja
Interesting. And that heart is a nice touch!
2 years ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
Wonderful picture!
2 years ago.