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Heiligenblut Fairy Tale

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The mountain town of Heiligenblut, Austria. We drove through here on our way from Salzburg to Lienz; it was just before tourist season so the whole town was amazingly peaceful. A little bit about the area:

Situated in the high-Alpine region of the Hohe Tauern mountain range at 1,288 meters, Heiligenblut is located at the foot of the Großglockner, the highest mountain in Austria, and the Pasterze Glacier. The Gothic pilgrimage church of Saint Vinzenz, with its needle spire, was built between 1460-1491 and contains a relic of Christ’s Holy Blood. According to legend the relic, which is kept in a sacrament house, was brought there in 914 from Constantinople by the Danish knight Briccius. On his way home he was buried by an avalanche and his corpse was found where three ears of wheat broke through the snow. The church also houses a late-Gothic winged altarpiece from 1520, and a crypt and tomb containing the remains of Briccius.

Tighter view of the church here:
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  1. mybluefit02 51 months ago | reply

    Awesome.The colors come at you.

  2. i_m_aru 51 months ago | reply

    Fairytale indeed.. lovely shot!

  3. dave83019 51 months ago | reply

    wow...is this place for real..!!??

  4. mpb11 51 months ago | reply

    Thanks everyone for all your comments and faves!!

  5. fusk4 51 months ago | reply

    What a cool place, i wanna go there !
    gj man .

  6. 4 Colour Progress 51 months ago | reply

    Favorited! Amazing light and beautiful shot, well done!

  7. dorena-wm 51 months ago | reply

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  8. Pan.101 51 months ago | reply

    very beautiful.
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  9. Hugoboy67 51 months ago | reply

    Magnifique!

  10. tianxiaozhang 51 months ago | reply

    Love the colour

  11. Epidemiac [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

    Fairytale really is the best word for this one. =)

  12. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

    Very great shoot


  13. eddiemo106 46 months ago | reply

    That's a great shot.

  14. zoe_blue 45 months ago | reply

    WOW, really gorgeous...

  15. Luís Henrique Boucault 40 months ago | reply

    Very nice shot! Well done!

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