Basilica of Ottobeuren, Baroque Interior
Vintage Postcard, 1976 Ottobeuren, Bavaria (Bayern) Note: recently, I have been finding this photo all over the blogosphere. While I don't mind it being used, I would really appreciate it if when clicked on, it comes back here to Flickr. Today, I found it being used all by itself on someone's blog, with no track-back. Obviously, it would be considerate if people asked permission first.
Painting the ceiling this weekend? Spare a thought for the man who created the Sistine Chapel
As he hears the footsteps on the cold marble floor of the Sistine Chapel, 70ft below the scaffolding on which he was perched, Michelangelo hid himself in the shadows and prepared his attack. Nobody, but nobody, was to see his ceiling until he had finished it, but he suspected that his assistants had been bribed to let someone in. What he didn't realise was that the interloper was Pope Julius II, the very man who had commissioned the painting.
In 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed Whitehall, Henry Flagler's Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, "more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander & more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world." Whitehall is now a National Historic Landmark open to the public as the Flagler Museum featuring tours, exhibits & special programs.