The Baroque Roman Catholic churches of Eastern Europe, such as the ones we saw in Poland, Hungary, and Slovenia, succeed by what some would call excess. They feature elaborate decoration, especially in their spectacular painted ceilings.
Sometimes, it's too much to take in in one visit. We went back to Ljubljana's St. Nicholas Cathedral twice, and in the second, I pretty much got a sore neck staring at the ceiling. There are biblical stories, the representation of the Ascension, and some just pure show off decoration. It's all painted in perspective as if the characters are either hanging off the columns or swirling up to heaven. An impressive display.
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