After our very brief encounter with the beautiful Salzburg, we made our way to Hallein, which is actually known for its salt mines, but my mom and I decided to skip out on those and we walked around the small and freakishly uphill town.
Waiting for us at the top of the main hill was this gorgeous pink-stoned church. The Hallein Pilgrimage Church. The walk, which felt more like a hike, up to the top was steep so there were many opportunities for taking in the people outside raking, starting their gardens and enjoying the sunshine while we leaned against the gorgeous stone walls to catch our breath.
When we finally made our way up to the church I immediately fell in love with the color of the stone on this church. The salmon exterior was such a stark contrast with the blue skies and lush surroundings.
Just to the left of the front door, there was this little chapel (you can see it below) with a crucifix in it, and it was an interesting crucifix.
I can’t recall ever seeing a more interesting version of this scene; it’s just one of the most emotion-invoking ones I’ve seen- for non-Christians and Christians alike. I could just see the suffering of a man being tortured for something he didn’t do- whether it’s your religion or not, it’s a beautiful work of art.
I loved the ornate red rug coming down and mirroring the bright colors of the altar.
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