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St. Coloman Chapel
18-Nov-2012 Tom

St. Coloman Chapel

Schwangau, Germany

the first chapel has probably been built between 1350 and 1400. An altar consecration is documented on August 8th, 1495
but it’s not clear whether the chapel was rebuilt or just enlarged in that occasion.
A civil document demonstrates the increasing importance of pilgrimages to the Coloman church 1552
the Emperor Karl V officially granted to the Colomansfest in Schwangau the right to be a market day.
Local handicraftsmen planned an enlargement implemented by the plasterer Johann Schmutzer.
The consequent Coloman church, consecrated in 1685, was the first great work of this builder and artist.

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Esa Ervasti17-Feb-2013 16:34
Fantastic clean composition.
Norman Richard10-Feb-2013 14:31
....from a fairy tale. V
Jola Dziubinska19-Jan-2013 16:01
Absolutely amazing photo, the architecture very unique and beautiful. Voted.
Chris Morton03-Jan-2013 17:13
certainly looks as if it belongs in a fairy tale
Ceya03-Jan-2013 15:15
A brath-takingly beautiful scene with the exquisite church and its mountain surroundings! V
danad29-Dec-2012 14:24
A pleasure for the eyes and the soul. BV !
Ann Cleeves22-Dec-2012 15:08
Absolutely super!
Richard Cobby22-Dec-2012 09:27
A wonderful shot. As if the church archetect echoed the
peaks of the grand mountain backdrop. V.
Brian with an Eye18-Dec-2012 20:53
XiaoBernard9918-Dec-2012 16:19
Excellent .A picture for a diary ...always under the eyes!
longbachnguyen15-Dec-2012 08:06
classic image of Bavaria Tom
Patricia Kay12-Dec-2012 23:01
Fabulous composition and beautiful colors Tom...BV
Pierre11-Dec-2012 22:47
Une composition de toute beauté! V
Mikek11-Dec-2012 03:35
Beautiful architecture in this scenic surroundings. V
Bryan Murahashi10-Dec-2012 15:37
A beautiful chapel and setting. V
fdt10-Dec-2012 08:40
Excellent shot of this beautiful scenery. f
Dennis Hoyne10-Dec-2012 03:38
A gorgeous "postcard" shot!
Gill Kopy10-Dec-2012 02:37
Such a beautiful chapel and shot ! V
Frank Brault10-Dec-2012 01:54
What a quaint and magnificently beautiful chapel. A terrific image which beautifully captures both the chapel and its marvelous setting. V
Peggy W10-Dec-2012 01:30
Beautiful shot!!! V
Carl Carbone10-Dec-2012 01:10
Pretty shot against the majesty of the mountains.
Mairéad10-Dec-2012 00:08
What a pretty church in a spectacular setting. V
John G Reed09-Dec-2012 23:52
Lovely image. Best. J
Karen Stuebing09-Dec-2012 22:22
Stunning against the background of mountains. I like the architecture and fresh white paint. The steeple seems to have an eastern influence. Beautiful. V.
Jean Chiasson09-Dec-2012 22:02
Wow gorgeous little quaint chapel great work Tom big vote
bill friedlander09-Dec-2012 22:02
Great composition! Lovely little church flanked by the trees and those impressive mountains in the background! V
larose forest photos09-Dec-2012 20:32
Ohhh, that is beautiful. A unique and ancient chapel, all beautifully white against those snowy mountains. Excellent shot. VV
Zoltán Balogh09-Dec-2012 19:23
This is so wonderful and cleverly composed Tom! V
Linda Johansson09-Dec-2012 19:14
A great place for this beautiful church! V+
Colin Storey09-Dec-2012 19:10
Great image of this chapel with a very impressive background. v
Bill Miller09-Dec-2012 19:06
What an amazing chapel, and setting.
Walter O. Koenig09-Dec-2012 17:00
Great looking image of this beautiful church with the Alps as a background. "V"
Irene Wehrli09-Dec-2012 16:51
Such an elegant white chapel, framed by the big trees and the imposant mountains...
Beautifully taken Tom!
Tom Munson09-Dec-2012 15:45
A fantastic composition, Tom!
Milan Vogrin09-Dec-2012 15:31
Very nice image!V!
joseantonio09-Dec-2012 15:28
What a beautiful place. Great composition with that lovely church...V.
Jeff Real09-Dec-2012 15:25
The subject is so beautiful and the setting is just incredible ~V~
Neil Marcus09-Dec-2012 14:21
This is one of your best! Your point of view has shown the dignity of this pristine building.
Ted Aanensen09-Dec-2012 14:02
A wonderful capture, the setting is magnificent, the image perfect. V
Hank Vander Velde09-Dec-2012 13:39
A most beautiful image of this beautiful architecture/church against the snow-covered mountain backdrop tom.
Jim Coffman09-Dec-2012 12:59
Tom, this is just awesome!!
janescottcumming09-Dec-2012 12:33
What a location for this pretty church! V
Yvonne09-Dec-2012 10:25
What a beautifully balanced composition - the little chapel is immaculately kept & maintained; and what a magnificent background! v
Mildred Alpern09-Dec-2012 10:09
Looks like a toy with its special prettiness, a setting for a children's story.
Graeme09-Dec-2012 10:04
What a gorgeous little quaint chapel with the beautiful mountains in the background, Tom.BV
marie-jose wolff09-Dec-2012 10:02
the bell tower is so beautiful! V
Buba Jafarli09-Dec-2012 09:10
Wonderful shot, Tom, love it! V.
Ria de Nijs09-Dec-2012 08:26
Love it! v
John Reynolds09-Dec-2012 08:19
Very impressive - the chapel and the backdrop. V.
ac09-Dec-2012 08:16
Wow, splendid work. Like the angle of view.
Gérard Koehl09-Dec-2012 08:13
Magnifique église dans un beau décor alpin. V
Helen Betts09-Dec-2012 08:07
Excellent clarity in this beautiful composition. That church is quite striking and seems to complement the mountain scenery. V.
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