Monday, July 5, 2010

Attention to Detail

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It’s always so strange to walk into the Theatinerkirche in Munich.   The facade is so colorful and bold, and the inside is so white and intricate.  All of the inside has such a remarkably light feeling, thanks to its brilliant white color.  It seems the perfect place to see the sunset coming through the windows.  The Church was build in 1690, and today the structure takes up the better part of the block leading up to Odeonsplatz.  It’s really quite stunning to see from the royal gardens – the Hofgarten.  combine the gardens with the view of the Residence, the old market of Odeonsplatz, and the beautiful church – and you realize that this is Munich at its finest.

4 comments:

SRQ said...

Wow! I can only imagine what that looks like in person. That's some intricate detail.

likeschocolate said...

So lovely!

mehrgedanken said...

This is a lovely picture - and church. I also love the view of it (and the Frauenkirche) from the Hofgarten.

headbang8 said...

You know, T, that the Theatinerkirche was mostly destroyed during the war. Much of that what we see today is the work of the 1950s, based on early photos and plans, I understand.

I have not studied the history of the building, but I suspect that the plasterwork was originally painted in the baroque style it echoed. But I could be wrong.

Much of the nearby Residenz was rebuilt, too. Photos of the antiquarium after the war are quite shocking, and betray an amazing and diligent work of restoration.