September 20, 2012 – St. Mary Church

This Gothic-style vaulted ceiling of St Mary in Pirna, built around 1544-46, was designed by Peter Ulrich.

I enjoy seeing something different than what typically comes to mind in regard to the Gothic vaulted ceilings. This ceiling is much lighter, in color and in design, and opens the ceiling in a way that reminds me of a quilt shaken out and falling gently upon me.

I love seeing the carvings that appear in the choir area of the church.

In this carving, look for the wild man and a marten trying to catch a bird.

These images are on Virtual Tourist, taken by German Eagle.