Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Monday 30 June 2014

In the land of the kilted pine

This year's trip to Austria seems to have encouraged a focus on the distinctly odd, like this interesting garden decoration, somewhat out of line with the general conventions of the area (as indeed was the same owner's idea for recycling old kitchen appliances and utensils).

Of course, the scenery remains stunning, the wild flowers beautiful, old buildings picturesque, baroque churches extravagantly fanciful and so on.

But why decorate a church pulpit with a halo-ed cow?


  1. Not a cow (see horns) but a bull or ox, the icon for Saint Luke. Each of the Evangelists has a symbol: a winged man or angel (St. Matthew), a lion (St. Mark) and an Eagle (St. John) are the others.