Todays installment of Travel Photo Friday features photos from my friend Elke, who is German. You may remember her from an interview I did that you can read here or when I featured her in Love Thursday post here.
She is starting to be a regular contributor here at My Mélange - and I wouldn't have it any other way!
Elke and her family went back home to Germany for a visit this summer. They returned with a boat-load of great photos.
The ones that caught my eye the most were stunning photos of the Cathedral in Trier, also known as Dom St. Peter, in Germany. It is the oldest cathedral in Germany. It is their favorite church in all of Europe!! Shots of the outside are lovely, but the inside is just stunning.
This view of the inside of the cathedral is taken from the main altar facing the west end choir. As you can see, the inside is not overdone, but it is still tasteful.
This is a shot of the west end choir loft. The details in the vault are baroque stucco work done in blue and white.
The close-up is just amazing. Just look at that intricate detailing! I can't imagine the time and patience it took to make such a beautiful work of art. This is the most ornate piece in the church.
And finally this is incredible carved wood inlay from the 17th century located in the chapel, right below that choir loft. I am sure the pictures just don't do it justice.
Thank you for the beautiful photos of Trier Chapel in Germany. Hopefully you will share more works of art from your trip!!
Do you have a travel photo(s) to be featured here on Travel Photo Friday? I am always accepting your entries, just send them along to me at mymelange(at)yahoo(dot)com.
Keep snapping those beautiful photos and join me on Friday, January 2, 2009 (yikes, can it be 2009 already?) for our next edition of Travel Photo Friday!