Elements of the Baroque style are found throughout Europe.
In Italy, the Baroque style is reflected in opulent and dramatic
churches with irregular shapes and extravagant ornamentation.
In France, the highly ornamented Baroque style combines with
Russian aristocrats were impressed by Versailles in France, and
incorporated Baroque ideas in the building of St. Petersburg.
Italy - Berninis St. Peters
France - Palace of Versailles
Court of Versailles
Palace of Versailles
Hall of Mirrors - center of design
Control in all designs
Showed man controlled nature (Greek ideas)
Fountain of Versailles
Versailles - Hall of Mirrors
Versailles - Gardens
Herrenchiemsee - King Ludwig
This is Bavarian King Ludwig's II largest castle. The king
decided to make a replica of Versailles, but only managed to build
the central portion before funds ran out. What exists is very
impressive, with French gardens, a big hall of mirrors, and a state
room where classical concerts are held.This palace is located on an
island named "Herreninsel" in the lovely lake Chiemsee.