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[personal profile] selenak
...to all who celebrate, and greetings with pictures of beautiful wells for everyone. I'm still with the APs until the holidays are over, and then I'm off to Munich again. Yesterday we followed family tradition and drove through Franconian Switzerland to admire the Easter Wells. Generally this has been a cloudy week in my part of the world, but on Good Friday, the sun shone in Franconia. And behold:

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So, first we started in nearby Memmelsdorf.

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Then we drove to the AP's favourite, Tiefenp├Âlz, which isn't just my Dad's fave because of the way it looks but because he gets boiled eggs there.


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Bear in mind those eggs are mostly unique. This year, my favourite of the Tiefenp├Âlz eggs was probably this hunter:

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En route, the kids from Obladara were at it again:

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Some details there. No two eggs are alike:

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Greifenstein, pretty as ever:

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Note the bunny inside the crown:


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And because it was still relatively early in the morning, we lucked out in Heiligenstadt. The Easter Well there is usually crowded, but on this occasion, we had it to ourselves:

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Often, the eggs were arranged to form a song text together, a psalm or a folk song. The later was the case here:


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And Heiligenstadt was the first well where I came upon a very 2017 thing. This is the year of the big Martin Luther anniversary, which in Germany events have been building up through the entire last decade. This year it's Luther everywhere. Including, it turns out, Easter Eggs:

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Now that would never happen to Calvin. We also had eggs showing urgent appeals re: today's people in need. To wit, refugees in burning houses:


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Back to the road:


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The well next to the minster in G├Â├čweinstein isn't the largest, but on of the prettiest:

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But you know, the well that still claims the crown for High Well That Was, Is and Shall Be is Bieberbach. For obvious reasons.


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Did this well also feature the former Brother Martinus of the order of St. Augustine? You bet it did. Twice.

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There were non-Luther motives, too.


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Our last major stop on the way back was Ebermannstadt. Which hasn't just one Easter Well but two. One in the market place, and note the ducks passing by:

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The other, more hidden, features a local baroque musician.


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And on the musical note of his name, I shall end this pic spam:


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Date: 15 Apr 2017 09:17 (UTC)
falena: a blue suitcase against a blue background, above the suitcase we can read the word 'escape' (travelling)
From: [personal profile] falena
Haopy Easter from Italy! Wow, I never knew of this tradition of Easter Wells, it's gorgeous. I see a trip in my future, it sounds like the perfect excuse to do a bit of family touristing durig the Easter holidays. Need to do some research.

Anyway, thanks for sharing these pics.

Date: 15 Apr 2017 09:51 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] felis
Lovely! I can't believe it's time for your easter well pic spam already, it feels to me like the last one was only a couple of months ago.

Now that would never happen to Calvin.

Heeee. I was amused by the Luther egg already and then this comment.

Date: 15 Apr 2017 10:38 (UTC)
watervole: (Default)
From: [personal profile] watervole
A lovely tradition.

Date: 15 Apr 2017 12:30 (UTC)
st_aurafina: Rainbow DNA (Default)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Yay for the traditional Easter well post! I love it every year, thank you.

Date: 15 Apr 2017 14:39 (UTC)
elisi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] elisi
Beautiful!!

Date: 15 Apr 2017 16:44 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rivendellrose
Oh, wow, these are so pretty!

Date: 15 Apr 2017 19:39 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
Those are some cool pictures!

Date: 16 Apr 2017 04:45 (UTC)
sholio: sun on winter trees (Default)
From: [personal profile] sholio
These are so lovely and festive! Thank you for the pictures.

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