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St. Peter’s Church

St. Peter's Church

June 2, 2010

St. Peter’s Church is Salzburg’s only Rococo interior church, but it feels distinctly Bavarian in style. That’s because it is. All the fancy stucco work was done by Bavarian artisans.

Over the inner doorway, a fine tympanum shows Jesus on a rainbow flanked by Peter and Paul over a stylized Tree of Life and under a Latin inscription reads: “I am the door to life, and only through me can you find eternal life.”

In the nave, notice how the once purely Romanesque vaulted ceiling has since been iced with a sugary Rococo finish.

In the right side aisle is the tomb of St. Rupert with a painting showing Salzburg in 1750 – only one bridge, salt ships sailing the river, and angels hoisting barrels of salt to heaven as St. Rupert prays for Salzburg.

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Occupation: Software Engineer; Favorite Languages: C++ C# Objective-C; Favorite Challenge: Connecting complex programs together so that elements of one UI interoperate within the other UI; Passions: Learning new things. Photography. Electronic Music. Astronomy. Model Railroad Miniatures, Designing web sites; Favorite Getaway: San Juan Island; Personal Motto: “No matter where you go, there you are.” View all posts by Chris Disdero

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