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