Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wurzburg Residence

Completed in 1743, this Baroque palace was home to the Schonborn family of Wurzburg, Germany. The palace contains some of the largest frescoes ever to be painted in a single residence as well as an exstensive (and free!) Italian/French garden. The building also contains an elaborate Baroque court chapel that rivals many free standing churches. The most impressive element of the building is the large vaulted ceiling and its fresco in the main staircase. At 30m x 18m (98ft x 59ft) it is the largest single fresco ever painted.

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