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Old February 22nd, 2013, 06:44 AM   #421
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Absolutely gorgeous, majestic, imposing.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 01:47 AM   #422
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Reims have of the greatest french cathedrals ever built!
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 02:01 AM   #423
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Too bad its 7 spires were never completed.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 02:51 AM   #424
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The Lund Cathedral (Swedish: Lunds domkyrka) is the Lutheran cathedral in Lund, Scania, Sweden. It is the seat of the bishop of Lund of the Church of Sweden.
The church was built of sandstone following the Romanesque style of Lombardy (Northern Italy) and the Rhine region (Germany). These influences are evident in the floorplan, the crypt and the arched gallery that decorate the upper floor of the apse.



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Old March 1st, 2013, 03:49 AM   #425
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[QUOTE=Baboulinet;100528748]Reims cathedral





Sadly Rheims lost most of its' medieval glass during the bombardment of WWI, and what we see here on the facade is modern stained glass, but with a medieval spirit. It's too bad that they don't use old b/w images of the pre WWI interior and try colorization and try to recreate the glass. As a work of art Rheims is superb.... but when inside, the lack of stained glass is a big disappointment.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 08:58 AM   #426
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The highest dome in the second largest city in Slovakia - Kosice, the St. Elisabeth´s cathedral (Dóm svätej Alžbety) is the easternmost gothic cathedral in Europe. During the existence of the Czechoslovakia it was the second largest cathedral in the country (after St. Vitus cathedral in Prague) and is the highest building in this city. Recently, the construction of Kosice skyscraper in the near of the dome was abandoned, because the height had to be taller, than this Kosice dominant.
The Saint Elisabeth´s catedral was built in the High Gothic style. The present cathedral stands on a site formerly occupied by a parish church, which was destroyed by fire about 1370. The patrons of the church included St. Elizabeth. The construction of St. Elizabeth's Cathedral began in approximately 1378 and was performed in several stages:

The first stage of construction lasted until about 1420. Originally it was to be a building of a basilica type with five naves, polygonal (traversal) apses and two steeples on the western side. The St. Viktor's church, in Xanten on Rhine, served as a model.

During the second stage the original project was changed. In an effort to create a modern spacious hall the main nave was intersected with the equally high transverse nave, which resulted in the creation of four lower halls between the arms of the naves.

The St. Cross Chapel (also called the St. Kromerova chapel) was built during the third stage in 1470, later in 1477 the Virgin Mary's chapel,also called Syatmariho chapel was erected as well as St. Josef's chapel which has not yet been preserved. The stone Pastophorium and the southern steeple of the cathedral date from the same year.


In 1491 during the siege of the town the cathedral was severely damaged. Restoration works were carried out by masonry master Mikulas Krompholy of Nisa under the supervision of Vaclav of Prague. In 1508 he also completed the construction of presbytery. This year is considered to be the year when the construction of the cathedral, which took more than a 100 years, was definitely completed.

The cathedral was later often damaged by calamites, which left their mark on the cathedral building and its stability. The building underwent numerous restorations. The most extensive restoration works took place in the years 1877 - 1896. As a result of which the interior and the exterior of the cathedral were significantly changed in an effort to return to the original five - naved project. Restoration works were carried out by Franz Schmidt as a supervisor, after designs by Imrich Steindl and by the architects J.Weber and Fr. V. Frohde, who also participated in its restoration.

During this period the restoration of the chapel of St. Josef was abolished, the lierne vaults of the side naves were changed into net vaults, stone parts of the ornaments also underwent certain renovaton. During the last phase of the restoration a crypt was built under the northern nave of the cathedral, which was realised by the architect A.Andreeti after designs by Prof. F. Schulek. In 1906 the remains of Francis Rakoczi II and his friends from Turkey were buried there.


The present appearance of the St. Elizabeth's Cathedral preserves a five - nave planning with intersection of the main and traversal naves and with polygonal presbytery. A metallic tower is placed at the point of intersection of the naves. On its southern side there is an entrace chamber with the royal oratory above it and chaples on its sides. The southern steeple, the so-called Matejova, dates from 1461 and the northern steeple with Rococo helm dating from 1775 complete the western front of the cathedral. The western portal is decorated with embossed scenes with the following biblical motifs: Jesus in the Gethsemane garden, Piety and Towel of St. Verona.


The richest and artistically the most valuable is the northern portal with the embossed painting. The last Trial executed in two rows one above the other. Also to be seen here are embossed paintings from the life of St. Elizabeth, Virgin Mary with women, St. John with soldiers. Above them there is one more paiting "The Crucifixion" In the middle of the northern portal there is a sculpture of St. Elizabeth. The southern portal has two entrances and forms an integral part of the whole composition according to the original design of the southern entrance chamber.


The interior of the St. Elizabeth's Catedral is very imposing and valuable. In this respect particular mention should be made of the main altar of St. Elizabeth, a hanged sculpure of Immaculata, the Late Gothic altar Visit of Virgin Mary, a stone epitaph of the Reiner family, a wooden sculpture of Virgin Mary, fragments of the wall painting "The Last Trial", the side altar of St. Anton Paduansky, a wall painting "The Resurrection", the bronze font, the altar paiting of St. Anna Metercia, Gothic Calvary, the lantern of the king Mathew, wooden polychrome sculptures, the side altar Worship of three Kings, Neo-Gothic stone pulpit. Valuable masterpieces and relics are preserved in the treasury














Magnificent.

I am familiar with St. Elisabeth of Hungary, but she lived in the 13th century. This St. Elisabeth must be a different one.
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^ I'm in love with the Dom zu Brünn as well.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 08:27 PM   #428
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Wonderful Regensburg Cathedral, Southern Germany.


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Old March 2nd, 2013, 02:06 AM   #429
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Cathedral is cathedral church and it is not every church. In that case Seville Cathedral is largest cathedral in the world and Milan Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Italy.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 05:43 AM   #430
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very nice
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 03:08 PM   #431
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Nantes Cathedral ( France )

ST PIERRE CATHEDRAL

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"Nantes Cathedral or the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, Nantes (French: Cathédrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul de Nantes), is a Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Nantes. The construction of the cathedral began in 1434, on the site of a Romanesque cathedral, and took 457 years to finish, finally reaching completion in 1891.

Dimensions

Height of the towers - 63 m (192 ft)
Height of the roof - 49 m (149 ft)
Height of nave - 37.5 m (114 ft)
Interior width - 38.5 m (117 ft)
Interior length - 103 m (335 ft)
Length of the chancel - 30 m (91 ft)


















Francois II & Anne de Bretagne ( King & Queen, XV's )





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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:41 PM   #432
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Seville cathedral (the largest gothic cathedral in the world and the last one in this style, UNESCO World Heritage Site)

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Catedral de Sevilla por Mariano Gonzalez, en Flickr

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Sevilla. La Giralda desde el patio de los Naranjos. por josemazcona, en Flickr

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Sevilla Catedral, inside por perahia, en Flickr

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Capilla Real por Freddie H., en Flickr

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Tomb of Christopher Columbus

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Magnifique !
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 09:11 PM   #434
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The Dom (built as cathedral but now reformed church)



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Amazing photos, I'm a sucker for gothic cathedrals


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Sweden: Lund cathedral

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Cathedral Square by claustral, on Flickr

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The Twin Towers of Lund by claustral, on Flickr

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Objects at Rest (2013) by claustral, on Flickr

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Domkyrkan window (2013 remaster) by claustral, on Flickr

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Organ Loft, Lunds Cathedral (2013 remaster) by claustral, on Flickr

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The Encrypted Candle by claustral, on Flickr

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Smolny Convent - Cathedral of Resurrection of Christ, Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, 1746-1835, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

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Saint Isaac's Cathedral, Auguste de Montferrand, 1818-1858, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
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Catherine's Cathedral, Antonio Rinaldi, 1764-1782, city Kingisepp(Yamburg), Leningrad Oblast, Russia.

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Cathedral of Magdeburg

One of the few remaining buildings that witness the glory of once one of the biggest German cities until its destruction in the Thirty Years' War.

In 1631, during the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648) Magdeburg was raided, and only a small group of 4000 citizens survived the murdering, raping, and looting (known as the sack of Magdeburg) by seeking refuge in the cathedral. The head priest, Reinhard Bakes, begged on his knees for the lives of his people before the conqueror Johan t'Serclaes, Count of Tilly. The cathedral survived the fires in the city, and was dedicated again to the Catholic religion. However, as Tilly's catholic forces left Magdeburg, the cathedral was completely looted, and its colorful windows were shot out. Twenty thousand people of Magdeburg died during the war, and at the end of the war Magdeburg had a population of only 400. Magdeburg became part of Brandenburg, and was transformed into a large fortress.



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