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Local Southern Swamp. The biggest and most lily pads I've ever imagined.

I heard the swamp north of town had it’s lilies in bloom. I could not be kept at home. So here are a few photos I got this afternoon.

At other visits at that swamp the lilies were beautiful, but way more sparse, and much smaller.

Check out the two overview photos, and then enjoy a few close ups.

Options for professional services in these troubled times

Or your next pap smear by the city sewage crew

Fahrenheit 11/9 ---coming to a theater near me after September 21

Michael Moore’s new film “Fahrenheit 11/9” is coming out on September 21. The 11/9 apparently refers to the day Trump declared his candidacy.
MM was on with Colbert and told us about it. Purposely gave very little information, said the film was still being edited and finished. Had with him a tiny clip where he attempts to go into the Southern White House Mar-a-Lago (very reminiscent of his film Roger and Me, and other films where he wants entry to a place where he is not wanted, or not welcome. He said he managed to stay in there for 11 minutes. The visuals of the place were vomitously gauche, tasteless and overdone.

Just sayin’. It’s coming out the end of September. Michael Moore - I have said it before and say it again - is a genius. And I still wish he would marry me.

I am psyched to know a little of what is to come from him. Have wondered!

MAGA - a new view

From Facebook: A pediatrician's wife speaks out on her husband's knowledge about the sound of babies

Her name is Brené, and she says this:

What’s happening to these families is not a partisan issue - it’s a human crisis and we need each other right now.

I’ve joined forces with TogetherRising.org and we’ve raised over $1.9 million to help the helpers on the ground. 100% of your donation goes to the lawyers and social workers working with these families.

Please call your representatives AND give herewww.togetherrising.org/give 

Until the terrorizing of children and parents has stopped this needs to be seen again

Just in case we've not seen it. Good for a second laugh either way.(the Unmensch at the summit)

Was really curious what was the full picture under that T-shirt pocket

so I asked if I could look and a woman at our table helped so I could take this picture.
Both people involved were cousins of mine
I think it's funny, maybe you will too.

St. Rupert's. The oldest Church in Vienna, along with a bit about its environs - a long post

Apparently not too many come to see this old church. Maybe not too many know about it. I got there when it was closed, but the stained glass windows, small, from the outside looked so contemporary that I wanted to come back when it was open.
It sits, as if emerging from the sidewalk, right at the front edge of this photograph.

it is so close to the buildings around it that you can at one place reach the church and the next building by stretching out your arms. A church without grounds.

It’s located a tiny alley away from the Jewish Synagogue, which is always under police protection. Therefore, it too, is always protected. This is a walkway through to the Synagogue, about 10 steps from the entrance to the church. You see the policemen at the end of it, and then you see what they are guarding.

Now I’ll show you the outside of the church a little walk around

And finally the inside, where yes, the windows were contemporary because they had been broken through times and wars, but there is one that has survived since 1270 that is the oldest church glass window in Vienna.

Here it is

and here is how it sits between the new contemporary partners

I especially liked the Romanesque crucifix

also the ebony Madonna in a side vestry

the sarcophagus of St. Vitalis, a martyr from the Roman catacombs. The skeleton, my notes say, is clothed in garments of the baroque style, and missing body parts were replaced in wax.

Let’s go back outside, where there is a business I did not take a look at, but I laughed at the name, and ever curious, I walked through the entry way to the left of the word Kitsch and found this in the back yard

Wiki info about the church

Visitor feedback from Tripadvisor

A Cemetery my cousins knew about in Straubing, Lower Bavaria

Here is some information about the church, where I could only go as far as the locked wrought iron gate after opening the door. Also info about the graveyard church and graveyard date back to the second half of the 12th century.

Now to my photos. They will show in the last two images that there was not only the activity dating back to the 12th century and beyond, but also the cemetery was used in the National Socialist times in spots and has one of their mass graves. Looking almost innocuously hidden and sneaked in.

I apologize for the many photos. I was overwhelmed being there.

The mass grave: “Here rest 300 victims of the Nationalist Socialist Regime”

If you liked the photos, and if you feel like kicking back a few minutes you may want to take a tour of the cemetery filmed and set to music by someone I found on the internet. Seeing it made me remember what I felt like to wander those hallowed grounds.

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