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Countryside `luxury´

Insides of the house. This is the only room sporting wooden flooring (the rest of the house is bare ground).

 

The whole family lived and slept in here (except grandparent(s), whom had their own tiny room) - esp. in winter, as this was the only heated room in the house. Kids usually slept on top of the large ceramic stove (kachelofen) - where the camera was, when I shot this.

 

(It makes me wonder, how any children were ever conceived if the whole family was always present...) ;-)

 

Anyway, don't be fooled by the wide angle lens perspective - the room was really quite small. And the ceiling so low, I had to walk stooped most of the time.

 

The God's corner above the table and benches is occupied by a virgin Mary statuette, instead of the more usual crucifix, since the head of this particular house was a woman (that's her picture on the left-hand wall). Towards the end of her life, she lived alone, so there was no baby cart beside the bed, of course. It was added later, when the house became a museum.

 

Shot at a mini flickr-meet with Nasha.

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HDR, three exposures [ISO 400, 1100, 1600], neutral tone-mapping.

Much better large on black

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Taken on May 3, 2012