Don’t Forget the Ceiling

I was out with my camera at Schleissheim Palace (early 18th century), not too far outside of Munich, looking for shots of the interior, and not so much detail as the spacial feeling. I tried to imagine living in these gigantic rooms. They were probably terribly cold and drafty in the winter, but in the summer they couldn’t have been that cosy, either. Perhaps only in your bed with the curtains drawn did you have a feeling of privacy. These extravagant palaces are certanly not my idea of luxury.

Trying to include as much as possible in the frame, I was shooting with a very wide angle lens. This also captures a lot of ceiling, usually a blank and boring surface in modern interiors. I then realized that here the ceiling was an essential element in the total design, sort of putting a lid on the space.

Here are a few more shots of Schleissheim  – and its ceilings.

This entry was posted in In and around Munich and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s