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Secondary Market,
Image by frankartculinary
Austria, Salzburg, Kollegienkirche
…Brooms to keep the Church clean ?

Upon founding the Benedictine University in Salzburg in 1623, Prince Archbishop Paris Lodron was the first to develop plans for the construction of a “University Church”. Its final construction, however, was a long time coming. Professors & students only had one hall, the Aula academica, in which to hold services. The hall was also used for theatre performances & other festivities. In 1694, over 70 years later, Archbishop Johann Ernst von Thun decided to build a large church to serve the University. For its design he selected the most prominent Baroque architect of the time, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. The construction of the University Church is considered Fischer von Erlach’s most significant accomplishment. Its monumental size surpassed only by the Cathedral, the University Church with its grandiose façade is one of the most magnificent Baroque churches in Austria. Its unparalleled style later influenced late Baroque church architecture in southern Germany. The consecration of the church began on November 20, 1707 & lasted for eight days. Unfortunately, the architect was unable to see the completion of his "crown of creation", having meanwhile lost his eyesight.

The chapels inside the church are dedicated to the patron saints of the university’s four faculties: St. Thomas Acquinas, Theology, St. Ivo, Jurisprudence, St. Luke, Medicine & St. Catherine, Philosophy. The University Church had a moving destiny through the years. When Napoleon’s troops besieged the city in 1800 it was used as a hay store. In 1810, when Salzburg was transferred to Bavarian rule, the University was closed & the church lost its original purpose. During the Austro-Hungarian monarchy it served as a classical secondary school & military church. In 1922 the Church provided the setting for the première of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s "Great World Theater". Since the reopening of the University of Salzburg in 1964 the Church has regained its original purpose.

The bear pack Project 365 Day 340
Secondary Market,
Image by Keith Williamson
These are Pam’s Cherished Teddies which were languishing in a box in the shed. When we were putting the Christmas decorations away I brought the box out and we found them lurking in the bottom. So out they came to share with you as my picture for the day.

The Cherished Teddies Collection began in 1992 and has continued ever since as one of the top performing new collectibles. Early teddies remain sought after, but the prices of most figurines on the secondary market have come down after initial highs.

All the Cherished Teddies begin life as pictures by artist Priscilla Hillman (whose other collections include Calico Kittens, Priscilla’s Mouse Tales, and My Blushing Bunnies).

Each Cherished Teddies Figurine carries a Certificate of Adoption which can be completed and forwarded to the Cherished Teddies Adoption Centre for registration. All the Cherished Teddies live in Cherished Teddies Town, and many of the figurines relate to specific collections.

Even though they are not valuable, Pam will still keep most of them and maybe pass one or two onto Laura’s baby when it is born.

It rained most of the day yesterday so no chance of a decent outdoor photo. I almost wish we had snow like Pete to photograph!

Fortune Brainstorm TECH 2011
Secondary Market,
Image by Fortune Live Media
July 20th, 2011–Aspen, CO, USA

Matt Cohler of Benchmark Capital, Barry Silbert of SecondMarket, Hans Swildens of Industry Ventures, and moderator Dan Primack of Fortune speak on "Debating Secondary Markets" at Fortune Brainstorm TECH at the Aspen Institute Campus.

Photograph by Kevin Moloney/Fortune Brainstorm TECH