Rationalbrain comes to you today from our new digs near Bad Reichenhall, a small town north of Salzburg.
One of the features of the local town is the art of ‘Luftlmalerei’, a Bavarian speciality which means ‘open air painting’. The result of this is that many of the older houses have external murals for passers-by to admire. Some are religious messages, some are a description of the business of the owners, as in the case of the shingle maker shown below:
Cute. Blow it up and you’ll see the terrific detail describing the process of making shingles. By the way, there was a shed full of shingles to the left, awaiting orders.
But as if in response to my previous heavy post on the human cost of grand monuments, I subsequently spotted this mural painted on one of the houses, bearing an uplifting message:
The message is: “Enjoy life – it’s later than you think”.
What a terrific antidote to the religious mumbo jumbo which bombards the senses throughout Europe.