The Cathedral of our Lady was built between 1352 and 1521 as one of the world's tallest buildings, Antwerp's majestic cathedral still dominates the city's skyline.
The wide central nave is flanked by three aisles on each side, creating a huge interior space with 48 pillars in each aisle. The cathedral has a length of 117m. In 1566 and again in 1581, the interior of the cathedral was badly damaged by the Calvinists during the iconoclastic furies. In the 18th century, the French even threatened to demolish the building entirely. Fortunately, the city architect could hold off those plans. During the French occupation, most of the interior was sold by the French. Despite all the plundering, major art treasuries have survived. The most notable are three large paintings by Rubens: Descent from the Cross (1612), Elevation of the Cross (1610) and the Resurrection Triptych (1612). There are many more notable objects inside like altars, confessionals, statues and the pulpit. The main relic that survived the middle ages is the bronze tomb of Isabella of Bourbon. The Cathedral is also adorned with 34 huge stained windows. Source: aviewoncities.com
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mjw364 (7462) 2013-03-05 1:38
Arches within arches - frames within frames and the lone person in prayer adding a point of interest for the eye. Nice composition.
timecapturer (48778) 2013-03-05 2:35
not an easy shot to get right, with difficult lighting variations, but this is perfect. Your POV emphasises the height and magnificence of this interior and the chairs add to the depth and effect superbly. Executed and presented wonderfully!
Regards - Brian.
tedesse (25133) 2013-03-05 2:37
Interesujacy fragment katedra Najświętszej Marii Panny z pieknym witrazem. Dobry POV i kompozycja, ladnie skadrowane zdjecie.
bayno (18342) 2013-03-05 8:13
you cut perfectly the image, very good shot and with only 200 ISO, you set very well your Camera and you managed very well the not easy light....superb details...
Noel_Byrne (24277) 2013-03-05 9:55
beautiful framing of the arch in an arch in an arch, adn what a treat to find that stunning stained glass at the heart of it all. You have done superb to capture such detail on the glass while maintaining great light in the whole scene, something I find terribly difficult to do.
the inclusion of the one person gives excellent scale too.
Thnaks for sharing
Romano46 (18452) 2013-03-05 11:47
molto buona questa ripresa. Mi piace la perfetta simmetria nell'includere un arco dentro l'altro e trovo anche molto buona la gestione della luce che solitamente costringe a rinunciare alla bellezza delle vetrate a favore di altri elementi.
In questa tu invece sei riuscita ad equilibrarla in maniera perfetta senza dover rinunciare ad alcun dettaglio.
Ciao e buona serata
williewhistler (14183) 2013-03-05 12:52
Hello Gosia,the upright format works very well in a shot that is well exposed and imaginatively composed,I really like the lady sitting alone in the pew.
Kind regards Les.
lousat (76936) 2013-03-06 2:59
Hi Gosia,beautiful simmetric capture of this arcade of the cathedral of Antwerp,the architechtural style is serious and different from Barcelona..eheh...i like your great pic despite the difficult light,great exposure,details and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
berek (38520) 2013-03-06 4:36
Very good inside taken. You managed light very good. I love colorful details.
jusninasirun (17160) 2013-03-06 19:06
You have shared with us another fine architecture with well framed details. The colorful stained glass attracted my attention.
Thanks and have a nice day.
Sonata11 (33251) 2013-03-06 20:03
piekne wneterze katedry z pieknym witrazem. Slicznie wykonane z wspaniala symetria. Kolorystyka, swiatlo, ostrosc jak i czystosc obrazu doskonala jak zawsze. Wspaniala praca. Moje gratulacje.
dkmurphys (49338) 2013-03-06 22:52
Impressive architecture of this cathedral. I remember it well. Good capture, enjoy the day.
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-03-07 1:12
piekno wnetrza tej Katedry jest niezaprzeczalne.Ale mi podoba sie rowniez sposob w jaki skadrowalas scene.Ciesze sie,ze zdecydowalas sie na zrobienie zdjecia prostopadle do glownej nawy.Do tego czesc sklepienia lukowego w gornej czesci zdjecia,ktore niejako zamyka kadr bylo rowniez dobrym pomyslem.Niesamowite jak wiele detali bylas w stanie uchwycic i to przy ISO 200.Super jakosc!
ChrisJ (97974) 2013-03-07 3:26
Well managed perspective and a good side on view of the church walls and pews. Excellent sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. Nice graphic rectangular grid patterns in the upper part of the image. I like the soft diffused light. Tfs!
danos (86739) 2013-03-07 7:45
excellent the interior view of the Cathedral of Our Lady with the light management to brings out the details and the charmy of it.Excellent the clarity as the sharpness of the scene.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2013-03-07 19:54
You have composed this image very well to showcase the architecture but at the same time include the human element and solemnity of the interior .
Alco (6956) 2013-03-07 22:29
Beautiful vertical shot of that cathedral.Good management of the light because there was a big contrast between the upper part and the lower part of the picture.Very nice stained glass.Very well done.
abmdsudi (43542) 2013-03-08 20:11
This makes an enchanting interior architectural shot with excellent tonal contrast, colors and clarity, abound of minute details even the panes above and the stained glass panels are visible clearly from this pov. A fine shot with stunning graphical effect as well and the sense of depth and scale proportion are pretty obvious. Simply delicious and easy on the eye too. Congrats, TFS.
annjackman (19635) 2013-03-09 0:20
You show us very different architecture from your previous post. The more simple lines and contours are beautifully framed in your picture. The person in red is perfectly placed in the frame and is an important part of the composition. Very well taken.
Kind Regards, Ann
jcpix (13658) 2013-03-11 16:13
I'm always intrigued with patterns and shapes, so this certainly appeals to my senses. Framing this photo with an arch and also using them as a pattern is a creative idea. Always difficult to manage light in a cathedral, but you've done a fine job to show plenty of detail and texture without losing any highlights. Well balanced and symmetrical, very nice perspective with limited space. Nicely accomplished and well planned out, impressive shot!
Didi (56905) 2013-03-16 9:27
Very good control of the lights and good point of vien on this part of the church
Curious_Eye (1000) 2013-03-29 3:19
Swietnie skomponowany kadr - jest tu i wykorzystany element nawy, powtarzajacy sie motyw luku, linie oraz turystka, ktorej obecnosc poteguje uczucie majestatu katedry. Kolory i szczegoly sa fantastyczne. Doskonale!
mehranjahangiri (347) 2013-06-03 21:27
it is a nice photograph.
good concept, good composition.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (33609)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, 17-70 2.8 sigma
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Cathedrals & Churches [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-05 0:53