MUNICH TRAVELOGUE – DAY 2 – REZIDENZ MÜNCHEN – RICH CHAPEL

by Antonio Gil February. 02, 2021 495 views

The Rich Chapel, which was consecrated in 1607, was the private place of worship of Duke Maximilian I and his wife. It was here that the Duke kept his collection of precious relics, the bodily remains of saints. Because of the beneficial powers attributed to relics, the Rich Chapel became the ideological and spiritual centre of the Baroque Residence.

In accordance with its exceptional importance, the chapel was decorated with particular magnificence using coloured marble and gilt reliefs The walls are lined with scagliola panels, inlays with scenic views and floral ornamentation artistically created out of multicoloured stucco marble, which with its gleaming polished surface looks like real marble.

Much of the original decoration of the Rich Chapel is still in place. This includes the altar with its outstanding silver reliefs by the Augsburg goldsmiths Hans Schebel and Jacob Anthoni, the ornate organ and the engraved crystal reliquary.

www.residenz-muenchen.de/

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♫♫ Munich Residence - Antiquarium, Room of Charlotten & Court Chapel ♫♫

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José Manuel 7 months, 2 weeks ago

🙏🙏Good..... 👍👍👍👍👍👍

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Russell Smith 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location. I am sure it is not an easy place to make images

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Not at all. Thanks Russel

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 7 months, 2 weeks ago

These are difficult places to make a good composition. Good job. Learning a bit of history and again a bit over the top.

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 7 months, 2 weeks ago

I so agree with you Peter regarding the composition. Thanks my friend

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Helen Anders 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Wow! What opulence.  The craftsmanship at that time was extraordinary, given that they didn’t have the tools that we have today!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Helen Anders 7 months, 2 weeks ago

No TV, no 35 hour week work, and a heavy hand of the so called "masters". But I agree with you, the craftsmanship was amazing. Thanks Helen

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Helen Anders Replied to Antonio Gil 7 months, 2 weeks ago

👍😊

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Jay Boggess 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Fabulous collection of art work captured so creatively. 
Love the subjects, effects/edits, POV's, commentary and excellent You Tube video! Thank You!!!+1grinning+1

7 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 7 months, 2 weeks ago

My pleasure dear Jay. This is not my cup of tea. I prefer open spaces, but is always interesting to learn from history too.

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 7 months, 2 weeks ago

So do I, Amigo, but it is a good way to remind ourselves of what really is important in life........no???
I'm reminded of the famous poem, Ozymandias, by Percy Shelley......

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Chuck Staruch 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Very interesting shots! I like #4. Been watching some movies of late portraying this time period.

7 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Chuck Staruch 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you my friend. Hope they are good movies 😊

7 months, 2 weeks ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Wow - the opulence!
Somehow I find it distasteful, but you photographic genius is
Never in doubt.
Hope you are feeling more your old self. Mxx

7 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Marilyn Grimble 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Trump would love this kind of decoration 😊 Thank you dear Marilyn. I'm recovering but not so fast as I would like.

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Camellia Staab 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Your photos are great, especially #1 with all the details you were able to capture, but there is something about the dark "yellow' gold, like the one found on the ceiling of #1 just very gaudy. Just too showy which in the case of #1 takes away from the beauty of everything else that is found in that room.

7 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 7 months, 3 weeks ago

I agree with you. Kind of trumpian.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 7 months, 3 weeks ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣

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