Ettal Abbey, Bavaria, Germany -- Master architect Zuccalli died 20 years before the fire, about the time the monks' choir finished -- but his plans lived on. Over 30 years after Zuccalli's death, Straub began his work on the altars and pulpit. But it was left to master builder and stuccoist Joseph Schmuzer to enforce Zucalli's plans. A master of the Wessobrun school (and architect of the abbey there), Schmuzer typically added swirling garlands and putti.In almost any other setting, the pulpit at center would be spectacular but it seems overwhelmed by the altars around it here.

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