Ancient Beauty Shines Again
I mentioned in the post below that the renovation of Lippoldsberg Abbey Church is completed inside as well. The pillars have been sandblasted and are now a nice cream colour, showing the original stone structure, the walls and ceiling vaults have been whitewashed.
Lippoldsberg Church, main nave
Lippoldsberg Abbey Church is a fine example of pure Romanesque style in the basilica
structure. Since the light comes mostly through the upper windows, the illumination of the main nave gets this ethereal atmosphere, despite the heavy pillars and massive walls.View towards south aisle and upper windows
In Mediaeval times, churches usually were painted, but in case those frescoes are lost today, the renovation process either involves cleaning the stones or apply a neutral white colour. Though there are examples of mostly 19th century Mediaeval-ish paintings that are today considered history and have to remain. Fortunately, Lippoldsberg has none of those.