Ettal Abbey, Bavaria, Germany -- The larger circle (really a dodecagon) was the shape of the 14th century Gothic church -- quite remarkable in itself given that most were rectangular or cross-shaped. Zuccalli's master plan kept the overall shape and added the 6 side altars clinging to the left half, somewhat balanced by the four confessionals (the small protrusions from the right edges.) The organ balcony (dashed rectangle at right) faces the entrance to the monks' choir space -- the smaller oval at left which itself replaced a much smaller space in 1724 -- 20 years before the fire that gutted this space and much of the monastery.Thanks to wiki and Effi Schweizer for this plan.)

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