Kees' photos with the forstenried

Forstenried Farm (Detail)

Forstenried Farm (Detail)
Detail of this farm.
Added on October 12, 2007

Forstenried Farm

Forstenried Farm
Forstenried once was a small village, with a church, an inn, and just a few farms. Very much like Icking, though so close to the expanding city of Munich that it was bound to lose its independence. The farms have all disappeared but one, and that one is a…
Added on October 12, 2007

Forstenried - Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche

Forstenried - Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche
When the crucifix was being transported from Polling monastery to Seeon monastery, the cart halted at Forstenried, and six horses pulling and strong men pushing couldn’t move it any farther. A miracle!

Never argue with miracles.
Added on October 11, 2007

Forstenried - Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche

Forstenried - Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche
And finally, we’re very close! Does Helena, on the right, look like an 80 years old mother of Constantine? No, she doesn’t. She rather looks like his sister, or wife...
Added on October 11, 2007

Forstenried - Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche

Forstenried - Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche
I hope viewers can appreciate the on-going drama: the previous picture showed most of the church interior, and now we’re slowly zooming in. Some day, we’ll get even closer, I promise!

The stained-glass windows are modern, and don’t fit in well.
Added on October 10, 2007

Forstenried - Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche

Forstenried - Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche
We didn’t come to Forstenried to watch angels. Our destination was the ancient life-size cross you see here in the middle. On the left of it, St. Bartholomew, former patron of the church; on the right, Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great, who succ…
Added on October  9, 2007

Forstenried Angel

Forstenried Angel
The colors aren’t natural, but resulted from clicking the “effects” button in iPhoto. Sorry, it won’t happen again.
Added on October  8, 2007

Forstenried - Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche

Forstenried - Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche
The book carried by the angel refers to Ezekiel chapter 9: “Unehrenbiethigkeiten in den Hauß Gottes” (cases of irreverence in the house of God).
The message seems to be that disrespectful behavior in the church will be punished the same way as the sins o…
Added on October  7, 2007