Kloster Andechs

The hilltop Benedictine monastery of Andechs was founded in the 10th century. Although it’s undeniably impressive, the overly ornate Baroque style interior is not to everyone’s taste………including mine I’m afraid. I find these type of elaborate, richly decorated interiors very difficult to photograph, as the subject/composition is almost always too busy to work effectively. For this reason I much prefer the simpler more austere Gothic form of church.

A pleasant surprise was to find that the remains of Carl Orff are interred at Andechs monastery. Orff composed one of my favourite pieces of classical music….the wonderfully dramatic Carmina Burana.

Andechs Abbey, Bavaria, Germany

Andechs Abbey, Bavaria, Germany

Andechs Abbey, Bavaria, Germany

Andechs Abbey, Bavaria, Germany

Andechs Abbey, Bavaria, Germany

Andechs Abbey, Bavaria, Germany

© Mark Simms Photography (2017)

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2 Responses to “Kloster Andechs”

    • Mark Simms

      Thanks….I’m not entirely convinced by the interior shots of the church, but can’t be helped now

      Reply

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