Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"If it ain't Baroque, don't fix it."

High Altar : Baroque Church : Annecy, FR

We don't have a lot of Baroque architecture in the U.S., so when I run across the occasional Baroque church in Europe, I snap photos. Not that Baroque is my favorite architectural form, mind you. I find it rather gaudy and overwrought. But the bright colors and carved figures always grab and pull me in. This little church in Annecy was no exception. To see more pictures of Annecy, visit my Picasa Web Album.

Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 1/10

Note: The title is a quote from the Disney animated film "Beauty and the Beast." 


Mo said...

I agree. Lovely.

Mo said...

Love the title hysterical! great shot.

Debi said...

Wow! Glad you are having photo fun in Europe and beaming these historical beauties for us all to see.

Maya said...

I'm not much into Baroque either. It's just too over the top!

Janet M Kincaid said...

Mo/LON: This is one of the more understated Baroque churches I've seen.

Mo/LAS: I can't take credit for it. It belongs to Disney, but it's one of my favorite lines from a movie, so I figured "What the heck!"

Debi: I'm trying. So often, it feels like my photography is a function of point, shoot, and run to the next thing.

Maya: I hear you, though I do want to make sure to see Karlskirche in Vienna. Supposedly, it's one of the finer examples of over-the-top Baroque church architecture in Austria.