Snow-filled, soft and peaceful two-toned image of the historic buildings of the Rehab Center in Ybbs, Austria, taken on a day of heavy snowfall. The light parts of the image are a faint ivory or cream color, which you may or may not see depending on how well your monitor/screen is calibrated (correct color representation).
The Yellow House, also historically and non-PC called the “Narrenhaus” (crazy house), is the Psychiatric and Geriatric Rehab Center situated on the banks of the river Danube. It consists of two large complexes, each with its own long history. The eastern part, originally a cistercian cloister from the 13th century, was taken over centuries later by the Franciscans, secularised by Emperor Joseph I, torn down and rebuilt in the later 18th century, served as a military hospital during WW2 and was occupied by the russians for two years after the war ended. The west part was built in the 18th century and served first as a poor house and a century later as a psychiatric ward which, at the time, was certainly not a place to get well in. Nowadays, the whole complex is a modern, supportive rehab center for people from all walks of life needing help getting back on their feet again. Contrary to what it once was, the “Yellow House” is now a place associated with positive and empowering memories.
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