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Notes on the Geography of Germany: Three by Balthasar Neumann: Photo 31

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Notice that the columns are not in a straight line. Pevsner: "The oval central altar in the middle of the nave may well please the rustic worshippers who kneel round this gorgeous object, half a coral reef and half a fairy sedan chair. Having taken in this glory of confectionery, the laymen will then look up and see on all sides glittering decoration, surf and froth and rocket, and like it immensely." Still, Pevsner insists, "It is not enough to be overwhelmed by it... it asks for an exact understanding--which is a job for the expert: architects' architecture, as the fugue is musician's music."

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