Monday, April 12, 2010

Rococo in Wurzburg

I'm a big fan of rococo style though I realize that it's not for everyone. Keeping in mind that fires during WWII destroyed Wurzburg, these wonderful structures were all rebuilt to showcase architectural artistry.
Doesn't it look like icing on a cake?

Okay, I confess. In our old house I used caulk to try to create designs on my walls. My scrolls were lovely but somehow it was odd to see scrollwork on the walls of a 70s built, split-level "working on a groovy thing" home!

Be sure to click to enlarge the photos to enjoy the details.

Just after I took these pictures a docent came after me. We missed the English tour so I didn't realize that I wasn't supposed to be taking photos in the Residenz.

But don't worry, I will be back with LOTS more pictures of the most amazing example of rococo style that you have ever seen!


  1. I love Germany!! Anything and everything about it...nice to hear the women rebuilt the wonder it's so beautiful....when we visited Neuschwanstein Castle we actually did the tour in German...only because the Boss was to impatient for the English group to we had no idea what we were looking 3 morons...we laughed when everybody else laughed and did alot of head we knew what they were saying.....he's such fun to travel with.....

  2. Many German towns and cities were badly damaged by allied bombing in the war. You wouldn't know it though, would you? They look totally original. It's because, as far as they could, they used materials from the bombed out buildings to rebuild, and a very good job they made of it too.

  3. The rococo is so beautiful! Your photos are wonderful! I'm glad you were able to take a few before finding out you weren't supposed to. I've done that on occasion, yet I'm never sure why they are afraid of photographs?