Posts tagged #mediaeval

What is school

Watching the past times brought back to life, watching the kids dressed up like in the old times... I wonder who loved learning more...

Is going to school nowadays a privilege or burden? Is it a joy or a modern torture?

Do we cherish the gift of learning or not?

School is so much more than just a school. It is a box of knowledge, mystery, excitement, interesting stories that can help us grow, full of teachers as role models, school-friends as social network to challenge our emotions and believes, pleasant or unpleasant environment, noisy and calming moments, freedom and limitations. 

School is so much more than it was years ago, but we get stuck focusing on little things and get lost before noticing how many oportunities we can find in school for learning and experiencing great lessons for life.

How about if we start this school-year differently? Let's step back, learn from the past and look at the school from a distance to see the whole picture, to see the greater meaning of school - all of us: the kids, the teachers and the parents.

Enjoy the journey and keep calm!

Transformations

It was a long, beautiful summer - a good one for taking pictures and not so good one to sit behind the screen and update the blog regularly. Oh, well, let's hope things will get back to normal again now that the days are shorter and cooler...

So today, I'd like to take you on a special journey - to the place where the past meets the future...

It is colorful.

It is melodical.

It is happy, although in pain.

It is mysterious...

...and serious.

It is brave...

...and it is strong.

It is modest...

...and proud.

And now imagine 'you' - how would you look like when transformed by the past?? Summer is almost over and it's time to put ourselves together again. What will you choose?

Only because

There was only one reason why I wanted to go to France...

It's because of this little wonder...

It is a perfect inspiration... 

...full of mysterious stories...

...and secret observers...

It is full of curious people...

...and incredible sights.

1000 different sights...,

1000 mysterious persons walking the narrow streets...,

for 1000 images my camera took...

It was worth it...

Is there an image in this post that inspired your imagination, too? What came onto your mind?

Old days

Let's jump back to France now and back to the old days... 

Not only in Austria, but in France as well, I enjoyed some time pretending to live in the middle ages.

I wondered about my old friends and love...

about things I used to eat and buy...

and about swords that hurt my heart, and jewels that made my old days wonderful...

It's interesting how life changes. It's like five different persons lived my life until today... Hmmmm.

How many persons lived your life so far?

When you're welcome

Today, let's jump from the busy school days and my 'story' from France to my favorite travel destination: Austria. I went there in August (as usually every summer) and as it always enlightens all the month with joy, excitement, refreshment, I chose an image from this holiday for the Photo-Heart connection project for August.

I took many pictures there, but when going through all my images, this image jumped out with a warm massage of welcoming, and that's exactly how I feel every time I go there.

'Tables' are set, waiting for you. You feel a warm welcome, like you came home from a long journey. Everybody is waiting just for you, waiting to serve you and make you feel special. You have just the right amount of privacy and just the right amount of attention. Because of that feeling I keep coming back every year. (Check out some of my previous posts from there - like: 'Plans', 'Neighbour - part 1, 'Don't mess with school', etc.). I didn't feel this way when I was in France, neither in some other countries, like UK or Italy... Austria really makes my heart jump :)!

These pictures were taken in an old castle, where I went to see a special performance about the old days...

It was wonderful and funny!

And the castle could become one of the scenes for some horror movies, don't you think??

Now, off I go to check other Photo-Heart connections of the month August... Will you join me?