>Weekend Mountain Blogging: Sellrain

>Went to sing that gig where the rehearsal was last week, this time in daylight. The village of Sellrain lies at 900 meters above sea level, in a steep valley. It’s beautiful, but I couldn’t imagine living here and not feeling claustrophobic, with these mountainsides closing in on me. Plus, how the hell do they get up these hills in the winter, even with chains?

Looking north, to the Karwendel mountains.

This is the first time I’ve noticed a church clock like this — the upper dial points to the hour, the lower dial to the minutes (the markings are for the quarter-hours, for when the bells chime.) So, this clock says it’s 5 minutes past 4.

Today is, incidentally, St. Cecelia’s Day, loved by musicians everywhere for the increased chances of landing a paying outside gig (she’s the patron saint of music.) We performed a mass, accompanied by the village band decked out in their traditional costume (Lederhosen.) The villagers filled the church to capacity, even though they’d been there earlier in the day for the funeral of a teenage neighbor. You got a real sense of village life and important roles played by the church and music in their daily lives.

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3 Responses to >Weekend Mountain Blogging: Sellrain

  1. A Tabla Rasa says:

    >How beautiful!

  2. >Gorgeous. You’re so lucky to live in such a beautiful place.

  3. Sara says:

    >I love your blog! The photos are exquisite and I look forward to seeing your new ones.Will there be plenty of holiday scenes as well? Hope so!

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