"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Away Days: High Baroque



Picture taken in the abbey  of Engelberg Benedictine monastery, Switzerland.
Video features chanting from the Codex Engelberg


5 responses

  1. It certainly evokes something other world-ly. I’m not sure if it is heaven, an amusement park, or an American flag. Not sure that I could pray here.

    June 1, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    • I always find something rather Disney-esque in Baroque church architecture, especially in Switzerland and Austria. It’s very different from the austerity of the Trappists abbeys I have visited.

      June 1, 2013 at 7:29 pm

  2. Toffeeapple

    Lost for words…

    June 1, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    • “Baroque” in every sense of the word, perhaps..

      June 2, 2013 at 8:44 am

      • Toffeeapple

        Quite so.

        June 3, 2013 at 10:47 pm

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