Monastery Pews

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Monastery Pews

Uploaded: October 06, 2008


Pews in the Monk’s Chapel at Maulbronn Monastery, not far from Karlsruhe, Germany. The monastery was built in 1147, and these seats, which accommodate 92, were added in 1450. They lay brothers – who were not members of the nobility as the monks were, did not speak Latin, and performed the monastery’s manual labor – worshipped on the other side of the nave, separated by from the monks by a stone choir screen.


Stefania Barbier level-addict October 06, 2008

fantstic pov and line up! #1011790

Jean B. Hall October 07, 2008

Thanks very much, Stefania. The monastery was truly wonderful to see. I will have more pictures posted in the days to come. #6563287

Visit: October 22, 2008

Gorgeous composition. Very well seen. #6640149

Jean B. Hall October 22, 2008

Thanks very much, John. I like this one a lot -- though for some reason it came out rather grainy when I posted it. When I printed it on photo paper, it looked great. If someone could explain this, I'd really appreciate it. #6640286

Visit: October 23, 2008

Jean: the graininess probably has to do with the camera sensor /resolution + processing engine and how it handles shadows/ highlights. Depending on size of print you would see the graininess on paper, too. In a small 4x6 to 8x10 print it won't be visible. #6643535

Jean B. Hall October 23, 2008

Thanks, John. I appreciate the information. #6644898

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