Strasbourg Cathedral or the Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg (French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg, German: Liebfrauenmünster zu Straßburg), also known as Strasbourg Minster, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Strasbourg, Alsace, France. Although considerable parts of it are still in Romanesque architecture, it is widely considered to be among the finest examples of high, or late, Gothic architecture. Erwin von Steinbach is credited for major contributions from 1277 to his death in 1318.
At 142 metres (466 feet), it was the world's tallest building from 1647 to 1874 (227 years), when it was surpassed by St. Nikolai's Church, Hamburg. Today it is the sixth-tallest church in the world and the highest still-standing structure built entirely in the Middle Ages.
Described by Victor Hugo as a "gigantic and delicate marvel",and by Goethe as a "sublimely towering, wide-spreading tree of God", the cathedral is visible far across the plains of Alsace and can be seen from as far off as the Vosges Mountains or the Black Forest on the other side of the Rhine. Sandstone from the Vosges used in construction gives the cathedral its characteristic pink hue.
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gildasjan (41946) 2014-01-04 9:34
Bonsoir Jean claude
Très bon rendu des couleurs par un bon choix de l'exposition.Les lumières sont parfaitement rendues.
Bonne année 2014 à vous et à vos proches.
Alco (7044) 2014-01-04 9:43
Excellent panoramic picture of the inside of the church.Perfect lighting to appreciate the details.Superb colors.Very well done.TFS.
Happy New Year to you.
chawax (19570) 2014-01-04 14:44
Bonsoir Jean-Claude et bonne année 2014 !
Pas mal de déformation avec le grand angle ici, mais il fallait bien ça pour faire rentrer la cathédrale et les lignes de perspective étirées donnent finalement une impression d'espace. Bonne symétrie dans la composition et très belles couleurs.
adidas5nb (5673) 2014-01-04 18:45
the architecture looks stunning and i just love the effect created by the angle you have taken the shot in.great geometry.
emka (82800) 2014-01-04 23:38
hello Jean Claude,
Wow, what a fantastic view of the interior of this magnificent cathedral. You manage to show so much of the grandeur of it here. I am impressed .
All the best in 2014
fabbs99 (16803) 2014-01-04 23:42
Great indoor shot of church.Keep sharing.Sorry points for the day is over.TFS.
jurek1951 (42190) 2014-01-05 0:40
a splendid interior photo with spectacular composition, great details and lights, excellent POV,
jemaflor (87453) 2014-01-05 2:38
Superbe architecture idéalement valorisée par ta photo très réussie, bravo ! Intéressant effet avec ce grand angle et bonne gestion de l'exposition et de la netteté.
mesutilgim (87452) 2014-01-05 4:53
Hello Jean Claude,
Beutiful interior capture of this famous Romanesque cahthedral in Strassbourg.
The tilting lines owerwhelms the visitor.
Nice soft colors and perfect light management. Interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Cricri (109851) 2014-01-05 4:54
Bonjour Jean Claude
Très belle prise des lumières de l'intérieur de cette splendide cathédrale, excellent cadrage et POV, compliment
yquem46 (38746) 2014-01-05 5:08
hello Jean Claude
une prise de vue spectaculaire à l'intérieur de la cathédrale de Strasbourg
Excellente couleurs et définition de l'image
Très bien fait
Bon dimanche, bien amicalement
williewhistler (15065) 2014-01-05 7:03
the distortion of the wide angle lens seems to add even more interest and drama to an imaginatively captured photograph.
The colours and the amount of detail are very impressive,a wonderful shot.
Best regards Les.
wolf38 (31282) 2014-01-05 7:18
Hello Jean Claude. A magnificent photo of this inner church. Here, the wide angle lens has worked well. The photo pleases me very well - it is also ideal for TE.
Best rgds, Wolfgang .... and a happy NEW YEAR
abmdsudi (44974) 2014-01-06 8:34
That's the impact of ultra wide lens taken from superb view, symmetry and perspective that you have fully exploited to max. Lovely shot in a tight situation playing around a little with angle distortion trying to really accent the lines and curves - the perspective beauty that you have fully exploited to max. Clarity is superb and speck of vivid colours to finish off nicely. Excellent shot , tfs
dkmurphys (50824) 2014-01-06 10:01
Hi Jean Claude,
Really impressive interior. I love the architecture and the carpets. Well taken, enjoy a good evening.
siudzi (34127) 2014-01-06 10:06
Indeed, an impressive interior you have visited and photographed. All details look absolutely great and sharp. Very good execution with excellent exposure and good color management. TFS!
macjake (59066) 2014-01-06 16:11
nice shot indeed!
its easy to see why people have been enjoying this one.
all about the perspective i suppose.
love the lean in, the way the lens distorts the lines, its great.
good detail for in indoor shot too.
drweizy (528) 2014-04-25 18:55
a very beautiful church, very well done. Regards
- Copyright: Jean Claude Dresch (claudeD) (34490)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, 17-40mm/ f4 L USM
- Exposure: f/13.0, 5 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-04 9:21