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Old December 28th, 2009, 11:52 PM   #1
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A curious thing about Holy Trinity Cathedral




I'm forced to wonder, was there an expansion of some sort?
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Old December 29th, 2009, 02:50 AM   #2
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I am not sure if there was any expansion on it, as I am not familiar with its history. But, I love this church, as a child I used to go on the eve of Easter, the place is majestic.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 02:51 AM   #3
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Maybe someone else can provide a definitive answer, but I don't think so. I've seen it from the inside and out and it looks like a very cohesive design with no obvious additions.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 03:36 AM   #4
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Well clearly it is different in the two pics.
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Well clearly it is different in the two pics.

Clearly in this pic something appears to be added on, the front and the setback are clearly different
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Old December 30th, 2009, 08:17 PM   #6
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Something's up.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 12:34 AM   #7
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I know this is an old topic but I have the answer. the B/W picture shows the rear while most of the other pics show the front.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 03:20 PM   #8
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That's the first thing I was going to say when I opened this up. I had never seen this thread before though.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 12:28 AM   #9
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I know this is an old topic but I have the answer. the B/W picture shows the rear while most of the other pics show the front.
Thanks for the answer!
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Old February 6th, 2012, 09:53 PM   #10
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No, that's not the back.

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Old February 8th, 2012, 02:04 AM   #11
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Simfan,

How did you do that!....Now I'm back to being confused. Its time to google-earth it.
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How did you do that!....Now I'm back to being confused. Its time to google-earth it.
guys,,,,,,,the pics show two sides of the church one is the front, one is the back, there is nothing added or taken away
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Old February 8th, 2012, 06:42 PM   #13
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guys,,,,,,,the pics show two sides of the church one is the front, one is the back, there is nothing added or taken away
Kebede,

That is what I though too at first. But the last image posted by Simfan disproves the 'front and back' theory!

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Something is definitely up!
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Old February 8th, 2012, 06:59 PM   #14
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That is what I though too at first. But the last image posted by Simfan disproves the 'front and back' theory!


Something is definitely up!
I think you are confused because the two bell towers and the dome rest halfway in the centre of the church ,which I presume is a perfect rectangular structure, therefore they create a visual effect that you are looking at the same face of the church with bits missing or bits added to it because two faces of the church look the same seen from the back or the front, apart from one side has the columns and the other side has a flat wall face,,, I thought the same too when I saw it first on this thread.

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Old February 8th, 2012, 07:10 PM   #15
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[QUOTE=FKebede;88358930]I had to delete thwe whole comment I posted before and re-write the whole thing again, after comparing the two photos you posted above you are right my friend there is definitely something different ,,
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Old February 8th, 2012, 07:38 PM   #16
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I had to delete thwe whole comment I posted before and re-write the whole thing again, after comparing the two photos you posted above you are right my friend there is definitely something different ,,
obviously the west side (main entrance at the front) of the catherdral had some renovation work done on it ...
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Old November 28th, 2018, 03:12 AM   #17
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There's an interesting monograph to be written about the history of this church. It started out relatively small:



I still think the second expansion (the one we were discussing) was a little clumsy-- too much empty space. Not that I would trust any of the the current crop of architects to do a good job revising it-- except maybe Million Samuel.
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Very recent Documentary by Walta TV. Provides detailed explanation of the different elements of the cathedral (inside and outside).

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-- except maybe Million Samuel.
Is that Million from Geretta Consult?
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