Photos from Florida's Capital City (and occasionally a few from other interesting places I have been fortunate enough to visit in my travels!)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The Prelate's Courtyard is one of seven courtyards at Melk Abbey.
Ceiling fresco by Paul Troger (1731) in Marble Hall. I wish I could have gotten the whole thing in the photo, but I would have had to lie down on the floor to do it and then I wouldn't have been able to get back up and would probably still be there.
The library at Melk Abbey consists of a total of twelve rooms with only this one room open to the public.
Looking down at the town of Melk from one of the windows in the abbey.
The abbey church.
The next stop on our cruise was Melk Abbey, a Benedictine abbey perched high above the Danube on a rocky cliff overlooking the town of Melk, Lower Austria. Founded in 1089, the Baroque abbey seen today was built between 1702 and 1736. The model of the abbey in the last photo gives you an idea of how big this place is.