Going with GPS is full of surprises. Sometimes it chooses strange ways and what a fun when the signal is lost and you have no idea where you are :). The church of Wies lies on the side road so it was strange it lead us there. but I was very glad as it is magnificent example of small rococo architecture.
The Pilgrimage Church of Wies is an oval rococo church, designed in the late 1740s by Dominikus Zimmermann, who for the last eleven years of his life lived nearby. It is located in the foothills of the Alps.
It is said that in 1738, tears were seen on a dilapidated wooden figure of the Scourged Saviour. This supposed miracle resulted in a pilgrimage rush to see the sculpture. In 1740, a small chapel was built to house the statue but it was soon realized that the building would be too small for the number of pilgrims it attracted, and so Steingaden Abbey decided to commission a separate shrine. Many who have prayed in front of the statue of Jesus on the altar, have claimed that people have been miraculously cured of their diseases, which has made this church even more of a pilgrimage site.
Construction took place between 1745 and 1754, and the interior was decorated with frescoes and with stuccowork in the tradition of the Wessobrunner School. "Everything was done throughout the church to make the supernatural visible. Sculpture and murals combined to unleash the divine in visible form".
The Wieskirche was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983 and underwent extensive restoration between 1985 and 1991.
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Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-08 1:24
Hi Dear Malgorzata,
a beautiful photo of this amazing work of art and I like the composition and the fine details, superb colours and lights. Superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
cyborg83 (4515) 2012-09-08 1:28
przepiekne dzielo, zawsze podziwialem artystow, ktorzy mimo tak przeogromnych rozmiarów dziela potrafili skupic sie na kazdym szczegole,
z tego punktu widzenia, ktory prezentujesz owe drzwi wygladaja jak prawdziwe - gdyby okazalo sie ze jest to ambona nie zdziwilbym sie wcale,
Sergiom (39078) 2012-09-08 5:41
J'aime beaucoup cette contre plongée qui donne toute une perspective sur ce superbe plafond. Les couleurs sont belles et les détails trčs nets. J'aime la symétrie de l'ensemble.
jjcordier (62280) 2012-09-08 22:53
Le plafond de cette lumineuse église de Wies est vraiment lumineux et coloré. Tout l'intérieur de l'église est d'ailleurs incroyablement décoré et surprend le visiteur. Ton image en donne une bonne illustration.
bayno (16131) 2012-09-08 23:41
a really good example of Rococo art, I love the vivid colors, high quality for not easy sshot, sore neck?
have a good sunday...
dkmurphys (36709) 2012-09-09 1:09
Lovely colors of this superb artwork. I like the detail, fine catch!
Enjoy a nice Sunday.
ikeharel (37190) 2012-09-09 1:31
That's a WOW ceiling photo, Malgo.
The many artistic elements are fabulous and made the image looks "busy".
It defer from the Italian/Catholic style by the vivid and light-colored tones, and must say I thought for a moment I see a 3D image.
Lovely taken an upwards POV.
Silvio1953 (97953) 2012-09-11 1:27
Ciao Malgorzata, great POV on fantastic ceiling, lovely symmetry, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (44888) 2012-09-11 5:00
Ciao cara Itchy Feet
A masterpiece of art and a masterpiece of photography. The perspective, the tight framing, the light management and the contrast are exquisite. Superb work, I could look at this for hours. Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day - not long until you go on your holiday!
kasianowak (2205) 2012-09-14 4:03
Wspaniale kolory and swietna kompozycja. Uwielbiam symetrie...