Stift Melk, Austria

Monday, March 16, 2009

In between Salzburg and Vienna, there is a monastery called Stift Melk.  We stopped there on our way to Vienna this past weekend.  The cathedral is glitzy and glam; we call churches like that "bling churches" because we are very well-educated and overall, just, the most articulate people you will meet.  In seriousness, this sight is a must-see, in part because the view from the top of the monastery is terrific, but mostly for the library!  The library is straight out of Beauty and the Beast, and its ceiling is an optical illusion; painted to look like a dome, but, in reality, totally flat.  I could go on, but I'll let the pictures speak for themselves...

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