Imperial Wing

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 … Continue reading Imperial Wing

Gottweig Abbey

                      Gottweig Abbey is located near Krems, Austria, on the Danube River in the heart of the Wachau Valley.   Krems is the oldest city in Austria. The high altar of the church was dedicated in 1072.  Benedictine monks have worked in the monastery for … Continue reading Gottweig Abbey