"Oh! then you loved the world. Eternal ones, love it eternally and evermore; and to woe too, you say: go, but return! For all joy wants-- eternity.” -- Friedrich Nietzche
At first I thought it was an abandoned movie set, something left over from Van Helsing, but nay! Although the reasons for it’s origins remains unknown, locals believe the tradition of leaving hand-made wooden crosses in the area pre-dates Christianity. Local lore held that anyone who left a cross standing on the hill would be a lucky man. The tradition still holds today, although, many now leave their hand-carved crosses as a symbol of religious devotion. Estimates put the number of crosses at more than 200,000 back in 2006.
I’d love to go there, snatch the jazziest cross I could find, and then feel guilty about it for years afterward.