|UNESCO #271 - Wies Church - GERMANY|
Monday, November 18, 2013
Die Wies - GERMANY - UNESCO #271
The Pilgrimage Church of Wies in Bavaria - another place I must confess I didn't knew about. It all started in the middle of XVIII century with a simple wooden statue of Christ that appeared to be in tears. Soon it became a massive pilgrimage site and a sumptuous church was erected. Thank you very much for this beautiful postcard Steffi, the interior of this church really seems amazing - my collection grows to 226 UNESCO sites, 755 more and I'm done. This postcard took 20 days to arrive!
Miraculously preserved in the beautiful setting of an Alpine valley, the Church of Wies (1745–54), the work of architect Dominikus Zimmermann, is a masterpiece of Bavarian Rococo – exuberant, colourful and joyful. The preservation is perfect: the colours have retained all their freshness and nothing is lacking in the Rococo whole that is Wies - the splendid asymmetrical ironwork of the choir, the pews of sculpted wood for the faithful, the pulpit, and the elegant and amply modelled saints that inhabit the architecture.