My first thought when seeing this prompt was the library located in the Abbey of St. Gallen, Switzerland. It’s an amazingly visual experience, but photos are not allowed, so there goes that idea. Nearby, though, in the Cathedral of St. Gallen, photos are allowed and its interior is also very striking, and grand.
According to MySwitzerland.com, “Begun in 1755, the existing building is one of the last monumental Baroque buildings in Europe. A white interior is adorned with green wedding cake ornamentation (stucco-work), rose marble altars and a gilded altar screen. Ceiling frescoes depict biblical characters, and throngs of cherubs and saints gaze upon the scene from among the clouds of heaven.” I have included a few photos as one did not seem to do the location justice.
Photos taken June 7, 2013.
Posted in response to: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/grand-photo-challenge/