2011-09-05 -Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy (by jpwchi)
Carel Willink (Dutch, 1900-1983), Chateau en Espagne
Lord Byron in Albanian dress (1813)
Beautiful architecture inside Wessobrunn Abbey in Bavaria, Germany (by edgarhohl).
Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil.
Photo by Anguskirk
Raphael - La Donna Velata (1516)
Baroque Hall of the Library, 1758-67. Abbey of St. Gall, Switzerland. Under the auspices of Prince-Abbot Cölestin Gugger von Staudach, decorated and fitted by master craftsmen from the Region of Lake Bodensee. ©Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen
Chateau de Fontainebleu
Kiev, railway station (by mari malinina)
The original Amber Room [of the Catherine Palace] in 1932 before it was looted and stolen by the Nazis during WWII, an act that sparked a 60-year-hunt for the missing Russian treasures. Crafted entirely out of amber, gold and precious stones, the room made of numerous panels was a masterpiece of baroque art and widely regarded as one of the world’s most important art treasures.
Detail from a portrait of Marie Antoinette and her children by Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller. 1785.