Imperial Wing

Ceiling Fresco, 1739
Ceiling Fresco, 1739

The ceiling fresco above the grand staircase (three stories high) in the Imperial Wing of Gottweig Abbey was completed in 1739 by Austrian artist Paul Troger.

To make this photo, I stitched together six photos as I panned from the staircase’s first flight to the ceiling directly overhead.  The shot looking straight up was the most difficult to hold steady, a tripod would have been a big help.

I left the person on the second flight in the photo to provide some scale to the image.

Thought for the Day:  Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.                                                                                                                                       Leonardo da Vinci

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