Melk Abbey Infinite

Among the religious, there is always the expression of the Great Infinite in many of their work.  When we visited Melk Abbey in Melk, Austria this summer, we saw clear demonstrations in many of their structures.

Ceremonial Hall at Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria, Summer 2013, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

Ceremonial Hall at Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria, Summer 2013, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

A beautifully preserved ceremonial hall at the Abbey showcased the artist’s view of the splendor of the heavenly skies with all that is celestial or perhaps, even astrological.

Endless Corridor at Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria, Summer 2013, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

Endless Corridor at Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria, Summer 2013, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

This pristine corridor was seen just off the entrance to the beginning of our walking tour through the Abbey last Summer.

Spiral Staircase at Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria, Summer 2013, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

Spiral Staircase at Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria, Summer 2013, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

This spiral staircase we came down from was just off the chapel.  When we looked up, it seemed that the staircase kept winding up and up and up!  Here’s another view of it:

Spiral Staircase viewed from below at Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria, Summer 2013, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

Spiral Staircase viewed from below at Melk Abbey, Melk, Austria, Summer 2013, photo credit (c) Likeitiz

The last photo is a trick done with mirrors. At the bottom of the stairwell, there was this big circular mirror that shows the spirals of the staircase beautifully.

This post was inspired by the Ben Huberman’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite.  Do go see what the others have done with the challenge!

Here’s what some people who’ve been to the Abbey have said so far:

 

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10 Responses to Melk Abbey Infinite

  1. Pingback: Day 11 – Krems; Wandering the old Cobbled Stone Streets | European Holiday and River Cruising Memoirs

  2. Hi I’m just putting a link to this post of yours in my blog to be published early tomorrow morning in Australia. We visited Melk earlier this year and I have been writing about this area in a memoir. Hope you don’t mind.

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  3. The Hook says:

    Incredible shots of incredible creations. Thanks!

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  4. Beautiful! The richness of textures, colors and artistic craftmanship are just amazing. Infinitely wonderful!

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  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Love the ceiling in the corridor, what a splendid place 🙂

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  6. What a beautiful and tranquil place!

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