We love visiting cathedrals and churches in Europe. So when I realised that I haven’t written any post about them since I started this blog, I was really surprised and felt guilty. So I looked through my pictures and tried to find one to start. It was difficult to choose as there are so many grand cathedrals and churches in Europe. At the end, I picked this one as it was re-designed by one of our favourite designers – Hundertwasser.
Bärnbach is a very small city in the southeast Austria. It is not a tourist place and there is very little to do there. Even this Church of St. Barbara was an ordinary church – until 1987-88 when it was redesigned by Hundertwasser. The church then has become a landmark in the town. Obviously it was designed in a complete Hundertwasser style – curves, colourful mosaic and surrounded by lots of green (sorry it was late autumn when we were there). One feature I like the most is the “smiling clock”. When I saw it, I felt like seeing God smiled and said, “Welcome!”