Dawdling in Mondsee

Upon a particularly dreary Friday morning a bit ago, I considered taking Eliot to the local inside  playground.  For 1.5 Euros, he can wear himself out without me having to stand around in the rain.  But, darn it! I am tired of living in Europe and doing things we can do in our own country.  Energetic toddler at my side or not, I was determined to discover a new town.  Enter MONDSEE.  If you think you are pronouncing it properly, you are probably not.

Following my trusty Ipad GPS co-pilot system, we arrive in Mondsee, which promises spectacular views, if it wasn’t so hazy.

There is a lake and mountains beyond all that fog...

There is a lake and mountains beyond all that fog…

The most popular site in Mondsee- Cathedral

Site of the wedding scene in The Sound of Music- Collegiate Church of St Michael at Mondsee

Oh, and here is St Michael himself, standing outside…

I don't know if he is a priest or not, but I dig the robes.

I don’t know if he is a priest or not, but I dig the robes.

I honestly didn’t know the church was the wedding scene as we were visiting… but sure enough, I spotted it in the 1965 trailer on youtube! Good thing, I might have broken out into song during our tour…come on, everybody now…”How do solve a problem like Maria?”

It is really gorgeous inside, I am so glad we made the trip.

Eliot looking angelic in the sanctuary

Eliot looking angelic in the 15th Century sanctuary

It was very ornate and the stations of the cross were incredible elaborate.  Good choice, Robert Wise.

Eliot posing by one of the Stations of the cross

Just to show you the massiveness of each station- Eliot posing by one of the Stations of the cross

Close up view

Close up view of one of the stations.

There are so many beautiful and really really OLD churches in Europe. I sure wish I had the energy to photograph them all and write a post of all churches! But, I don’t.

Pulpit in the Basilica

Pulpit in the Basilica

After a sandwich at a cafe, we headed home just in time for Eliot to nap.   I am not sure it will ever stop raining before we leave, but at least we didn’t get 8 inches of snow like Minnesota! Sorry to hear that, MN peeps!

Yours in gold-plated beauty,
Kim

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