Poznan Fara at night – baroque Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Mary Magdalene and Saint Stanislaus; Poland

Poznan Fara | Poznan, Poland

The full name of this Poznan Church is Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Mary Magdalene and Saint Stanislaus. Poznan Fara, or just named “Fara” is one of the greatest examples of baroque style in Poland.

Porto: Miramar Beach and Capela do Senhor da Pedra in County of Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.

Miramar Beach and Capela do Senhor da Pedra | Portugal

We visited this beach and chapel with friends one sunny winter Sunday (typical weather in Portugal). The tide was low, so we could walk around the “Capela” without even soaking our shoes. We were very lucky this day because when the tide was high, the small church would be surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean waves and so it can be very difficult to enter.

St. Coloman Church, Schwangau in Bavaria, Germany.

St. Coloman Church | Schwangau, Germany

It was our first, long road trip when we travelled through Bavaria and Italy. Having a car with us meant that we could reach more remote places, for example, a small baroque Church of St. Coloman in Schwangau, which stood in the middle of a field. There were no tour bus stops and no cars slowing down so we laid our picnic and just enjoyed the setting sun.

Zwinger Palace in Dresden, Germany on a sunny day.

Zwinger Palace | Dresden, Germany

This section is a terrace that is part of the Zwinger Palace. The building and the courtyard inside are built in a Baroque style, which was famous for the rich, colorful ornaments and striking shapes. It really is a unique experience to see and has even more exceptional beauty on a sunny day. The name of the palace comes from the German word “Zwinger” which describes the open space between two walls.

Kolonáda Maxima Gorkého (Maxim Gorky Colonnade) in Mariánské Lázně in the Czech Republic on a sunny day.

Kolonáda Maxima Gorkého | Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic

Maxim Gorky Colonnade is the icon for the SPA building in the Region of Karlovy Vary. In fact, it’s the largest construction in Czechia! The steel structure was built in the neo-baroque style and was untouched by attacks during the Second World War. The ceilings of this building present a metaphor of humans’ desire to fly – the frescos of these are depicted in one of my other photographs from Mariánské Lázně.