Well that was more than a few days leave of absence, not sure where the days are going at the moment. We did have a lovely holiday in Scotland, the first week was glorious, the second…iffy. The house selling and buying is all on track, but we are very busy at work, which can only be good, but when trying to balance everything, it can be a little tiring ……..well thats my excuse 🙂 Anyway back to nearly the end of last years hols and a wonderful glorious church, one I think you might love or not…..it does take your breath away, it did mine, but maybe not to everyones taste. Unlike most churches, Asamkirche isn’t a standalone building. It’s located in the middle of a long row of connected buildings in and while eye-catching from the outside, it doesn’t look anything like a church or architectural wonder until you step inside. And then…it’s an incredible vision of gold, frescoes, and opulence.
St. Johann Nepomuk, better known as the Asam Church is a Baroque church in Munich, built from 1733 to 1746 by the brothers, sculptor Egid Quirin Asam, and painter Coasmas Damian Asam as their private church. It is considered to be one of the most important buildings of the southern German Late Baroque. The church was never really meant for the general public, but the higher powers of the church claimed Asamkirche and demanded it be opened to the public, which – lucky for all of us – it still is today.
My next post will be about the 2018 Oktoberfest, and hopefully will not take so long to post 🙂