Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Reflections of Royalty

Through the reflection you see Munich’s mighty Residenz, the home of Bavarian dukes, electors and kings for the past 600 years. The first buildings were erected in 1385, but you see significant influences through the centuries from Maximilian 1 to Ludwig I, from gothic to rococo, to baroque to renaissance. Nearly every major period during that time is represented in the walls of the Residenz. Today the Residenz is the largest downtown palace in Germany with 130 rooms and 10 courtyards, as well as being known as having some of Europe’s finest room decoration

3 comments:

Alexander said...

What a nice shot! The photos on your blog are beautiful. Great work done! I like this reflection. A unique way to capture a shot.

Alexander
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Kris McCracken said...

Great photo. I like the dissonance created by the reflection. Older, stately building against the new, brash reflective windows. Fantastic!

Petra Voegtle said...

Nice photo - I am quite atttracted by reflections too and am goingto make a series out of it. There are so many opportunities...
Greetings, Petra