Baroque is not my favourite architectural style, but St. Paulin on the outskirts of the Roman city of Trier, Germany won me over.
The church succeeds with it's elaborate, glorious, gold metalwork, and wonderful ceiling paintings. The whole place simply sparkles and shines, shown off by a brilliant white backdrop which enhances the colours and details.
A glorious ceiling view as you enter the church, painted by Christoph Thomas Scheffler, portraying scenes from the life of St. Paulinus and depictions of the martyrdom of the Theban Legion.
The organ by Romanus Benedict Nollet sitting over the
Glorious gold gates to the altar. Most of the internal elements were the work of Johann Balthasar Neumann, a significant Baroque architect responsible for several impressive buildings.
Looking through the golden gates to the altar.
It is at moments like these when I think that I should
get myself a better camera with a telephoto lens!!
Unexpectedly amongst all of the white and gold plaster work, four plaster urns and green foliage. However, the introduction of the soft green leaves had the effect of enhancing the whole scheme.
Even the light fittings reveal incredible detail