2999 – Church II

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Jan 032015
 

Ok, see now what I meant with “peculiar style of vaults”? I think, as architecture goes, this is pretty much world class and definitely not bad for a remote hamlet sporting 3400 souls 😀

The Song of the Day is one more time “Church” by Lyle Lovett. If you haven’t heard it yesterday, head over and hear it on YouTube.

2998 – Church I

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Jan 022015
 

Kötschach-Mauthen is a small market town in south-west Carinthia and Kötschach is the northern part of the community. Both together have a population of approximately 3,400 and – one of the most interesting churches in Carinthia, re-built from 1518 to 1527 by Bartholomäus Viertaler, a local architect famous for his peculiar style of vaults.

I was there while bright sunlight shone through the narrow gothic windows, creating the most extreme of contrasts. It’s nothing the OM-D E-M1 can’t master, but you have to be careful not to burn out highlights in the walls.

The Song of the Day is the spectacular “Church” by Lyle Lovett. See a fairly recent live performance on YouTube.