The weather was beautiful when I woke up this morning. In Norway we are having our annual winter break this week, so if I had been at home, I would have been doing alot of cross country skiing. So I decided that though I have no skis here, I could still walk in this beautiful nature. I left the house soon after breakfast, and was out for about two hours. There is a ruin of an old castle up in the mountains behind Dagmar´s house, and that soon became my goal. The air was fresh and the day so beautiful. I saw three deers when I was wandering up there, of course they ran away long before I had taken my camera out of my pocket. A little further up in the mountain there is a cute old Gasthaus. It was open and I went in and ordered hot chocolate with cream which I enjoyed out in the sun, looking at two ravens flying over the castle. I almost felt I was in Ronja the Robber´s Daughter´s land.
On my way back to Dagmar´s house I passed the catholic church in the village, and decided to go in and see if they had hung the lent painting yet. The church has an amazing Fastentuch painted in 1555, and this painting is hung only during lent. I was lucky - the painting was already up. And it is amazing. I spent a very long time in there looking at the 39 different paintings in the "tapestry", 8 from the Old Testament, the rest from the New Testament. You will all be ableto share the Fastentuck with us, here it is: http://baldramsdorf.at/chronik/index.php?open=fastentuch