The Asam Church (Asamkircke) in Munich was
built by the Asam brothers in the 18th century as their private church connected to their home
(the Asamhaus). The interior of this small
church is stunning, complex and an amazing example of late Baroque
architecture. The church was dedicated to St. Johann Nepomuk and bears
that name, although it is popularly known as the Asam Church. We
thought that the best way to convey the beauty of the Asamkirche was to show
you. If you mouse the photos, captions will appear for each image.
In addition to photographing the church, we experienced
one of those moments that makes travel so rewarding. As we were trying
to position for some photos in the nearly empty church, a crowd came in and
began moving towards the altar. It was impossible to ignore them, as
they barreled by everyone, like the incoming tide. I thought,
"Oh great, a tour!" However, a moment later someone produced a pitch
pipe, the hymnals opened and the concert was on. We grabbed our video camera to
record the sound, but decided to scan the church at the same time.
Later, when viewing the film we realized that the moment was even more
magical than we had thought. Take a look and a listen.
If you want to see the video above in higher resolution, click on it and you
will be taken to YouTube. Once there, at the bottom right, just below the image of
the video, will be a link labeled "high quality" that shows the video at a