Sunday, June 17, 2012


 Fresco : Saint Benedict's Hall : Stift Melk : Melk, AT

Melk features a number of really lovely frescoes, including the one above, which you see as you pass under the first gate and into the forecourt. I loved the tromp l'oeil features in this one. The photo doesn't do it justice, but it was beautiful and quite illusionary.

Ceiling Fresco : Marble Hall / Marmorhalle / Stift Melk : Melk, AT

The Marble Hall is home to a grand and equally beautiful fresco. There are two stories in this ceiling art: Hercules, conquering the Hound of Hell and Athena, on a chariot drawn by lions. It was quite something. 

Fresco : Garden Pavilion : Stift Melk : Melk, AT

Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 6/2012

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