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.
© Mark Simms Photography (2017)