I never liked baroque. Neither in art nor in architecture. And suddenly some 16 years ago I had to change my mind. A guide has no right to express own opinion, said my teacher at the guides’ training. A guide is to objectively present objects.
But how on earth could I be objective if I truly disliked baroque.
Soon the remedy came. I passed state exams for guiding in Poland’s Warmia-Mazury Region (former East Prussia). Besides splendid medieval castles and exceptional medieval churches, there also is a lot of… baroque there. So whether I liked it or not, I had to became at least neutral in my perception of this style.
Only after I started to study this over the top ornamented style, I found how many beautiful (!) variations of it we have in Poland.
Below are a few photos of the Częstochowa church (famous for being the Black Madonna Shrine).
Next photos are soon to come 😊