This oriel was built in 1700. As you also can read on the oriel it was renovated by Mr. Vogel in 1947 and 1976. «Zum Disteli» means «to the thistle». It’s the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins. This plant has a long history as a symbol but became as such pretty much forgotten lately.
Being a tough plant, the thistle grows everywhere other plants usually don’t. It stands for surviving where others won’t and often this is surviving harsh conditions. There is also a bird… it’s a European goldfinch.
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