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!
 
UNESCO #271 - Wies Church - GERMANY
 
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.

 

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