West Baden Springs & St. Meinrad Abbey

Last week a friend and I took off in the car and went to West Baden Springs near French Lick, IN to see the “newly” renovated hotel there, an impressive structure built in 1902.

Quite impressive, but strangely decorated. There were a lot of different patterns and types of decorations that didn’t necessarily work well together.

Then we drove to St. Meinrad, IN to see the Abbey there.
Having seen the ridiculously ornate churches of Europe, despite being a Benedictine abbey, I appreciated the simplistic nature of this church.

It was a wonderfully beautiful day and concluded with a spectacular concert from Tommy Emmanuel www.tommyemmanuel.com