.. there would be no reason to paint." - Edward Hopper
|In Mutters, a local inn, where we survived|
a dramatic thunderstorm over bratwurst and cheese
A lovely gentleman I know in the local Historical Society has sent me a slideshow of Bavarian painted houses. What an intriguing tradition. I wonder how many other cultures have chosen to decorate their homes in such a way.
While I try to figure out how to share George's slideshow on this page (because it deserves a wider audience) I'll share a few photos taken years ago, in Mutters and Innsbruck, Austria where I grew to love the traditional Tyrolean style buildings with their long sloping roofs, galleries and the flower-boxes, oh the flower-boxes....and met a few painted houses in old Innsbruck.
|The Golden Eagle Inn and a much younger me|
|Plaid Denis making a bee-line to The Golden Roof,|
both much brighter in person