Photographer's Note

This is the magnificent Wilten Basilica in Innsbruck. Wilten is a suburb of Innsbruck, and this is one of two famous Rococo churches there. This basilica was built in 1751-1756. The altar at the back glows with a golden light, and is crowned (appropriately) by a giant crown of gold. The frescoes on the ceiling were done by Matthaus Gunther. In the Baroque and Rococo styles the disciplines of painting, sculpture and architecture are merged into a seamless whole. The church was closed when we went there, but you could enter the foyer and take photos through a large metal grille.

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Additional Photos by Vincent Morand (vjmite) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 518 W: 39 N: 1460] (6586)
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