Bayeux Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux) is a Norman-Romanesque cathedral, located in the town of Bayeux. It is the seat of the Bishop of Bayeux. It was the original home of the Bayeux Tapestry and is a national monument of France.
The site is an ancient one and was once occupied by Roman sanctuaries. The present cathedral was consecrated on 14 July 1077 in the presence of William, Duke of Normandy and King of England. It was here that William forced Harold Godwinson to take the oath, the breaking of which led to the Norman conquest of England.
Bayeux is a town and commune in the Calvados department in Normandy in northwestern France. It is located 7 kilometres from the coast of La Manche (English Channel) and 30 kilometres north-west of Caen. The city, with elevations varying from 32 to 67 metres above sea level is bisected by the River Aure. Apart from its magnificent cathedral it is perhaps best known as being home to the Bayeux tapestry that depicts William the Conqueror's defeat of Harold of England at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, thus allowing William to take the throne of England.
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saxo042 (37902) 2012-10-24 0:50
A very good interiour picture with a fine control of the perspective. The inclusion of people adds interest to the scene.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-10-24 0:58
Hello Stephen - A wonderful interior which highlights the magnificence of the cathedral. The ceiling and arched windows are beautifully managed with good light and excellent textural detail. The group of people at the end of the aisle give a great feeling for the height of the building and I can imagine the sense of awe that the worshippers would have felt in the 11 century. Superb shot and a very interesting note too. Warm regards Rosemary
PS Did you see the tapestry?
tedesse (25135) 2012-10-24 1:58
Excellent point of view, showing the beautiful Norman-Romanesque interior of the cathedral. Great staff symmetrical, beautiful colors and excellent sharpness.
Have a nice day
Royaldevon (40336) 2012-10-24 2:02
Good Morning Stephen,
The figure in the f/g, standing looking upwards, really encapsulates the awe, the majesty, that oozes from this wonderful interior. It truly is magnificent!
You have done well to achieve such sharpness. (Were you allowed to use a tripod?)
A fine pov takes every advantage of the repeating verticals and vaulted ceiling.
Have a lovely day,
williewhistler (16398) 2012-10-24 2:58
the relaxed atmosphere every day atmosphere that you have captured so well almost almost belies the magnificence of the Cathedral.
Beautifully exposed with very clear details it`s a very fine photograph of an inspirational location.
Best regards Les.
wolf38 (31296) 2012-10-24 3:02
Hi Stephen. The outer shape of the church corresponds most famous styles. The interior of churches, however appealing in their own way. The splendor inside the church you can see their position in the hierarchy. The architecture of this church is truly admirable. Rgds, Wolfgang.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-10-24 3:46
having tantalised us with the exterior now a magnificent interior shot. A real sense of space and height in this gloriously executed shot. Amazing detail, light and atmosphere. Beautiful!
Best wishes - Brian.
Highmountains (2674) 2012-10-24 5:22
Amazing clarity and brightness and extraordinary depth of field - right from the nave to the altar !!
The vertical lines of the seriese of columns and the pronounced arches lend a wonderful vividness to the picture. The relatively less ornate ceiling looks elegant by its simplicity. Excellent light management.
Thanks for sharing this amazing photograph.
Sergiom (82891) 2012-10-24 5:32
Du très beau travail technique de post production qui nous donne un rendu exceptionnel pour cet intérieur de cathédrale toute en hauteur et en profondeur.
Noel_Byrne (32108) 2012-10-24 5:58
That is certainly archtitecture to admire! I too woudl stand here in awe of this, the stonework is amazing, and I love the statue in the crental aisle on the left. Light and colour are brilliantly done, I always find it difficult to get it this good in cathedrals.
All the best
Nicou (145224) 2012-10-24 6:17
Grandisoe image et compo sueprbe vue e tiamge fantastique cpatage quelle iamge ces bancs quel intérieur d'église avec les personnages grandisoe image.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (100734) 2012-10-24 6:45
Good light and colors.
I like it.
Have a nice afternoon.
Tigerlily (3379) 2012-10-24 9:39
Beautifully taken. Wonderful detail. Church photos are very difficult to take, due to the light.. you managed very well. A nice evening to you.
ikeharel (73555) 2012-10-24 10:15
Yes Stephen, this is admirable.
The high ceiling archs, curves above marble pillars are most impressive.
Good depth and clarity indoors, and the light was super.
Well positioned centerpoint on your perspective.
amaryllis (37039) 2012-10-24 10:50
j'ai vu l'intérieur de la cathédrale et sa crypte et tu as bien réalisé ton cadrage avec une profondeur d'image intéressante et dont on voit le choeur
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-10-24 12:27
Un genre de photo toujours difficile à faire. C'est réussi, la lumière et la netteté sont remarquables. Une photo intéressante, parfaitement composée. Bravo.
Graal (103034) 2012-10-24 23:55
beautiful architecture of cathedral interior. Fine shot from good POV. Very nice details and attractive decorative flowers. Also I like the perspective. Photo is well done.
Have a nice day.
kordinator (20919) 2012-10-25 1:45
Perfect exposure and great design.
Nice interior of lovely cathedral.
Nice choisen square format.
Silvio1953 (146725) 2012-10-25 12:36
Ciao Stephen, great perspective on fantastic architecture, splendid light, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
emka (100907) 2012-10-27 11:35
Hi Stephen, I love old cathedrals so I like this fine example of Norman architecture. Impressive view of the interior, with wonderful columns. Magnificent ceiling and windows. Very good quality of the picture, excellent depth and sharpness.
COSTANTINO (66581) 2012-10-28 4:58
you are right about all those architectural
details of this eCostantinoxcellent shot,there is
people everybody interested in something
else showing the great depth of this
building.Great staff symnmetrical
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2012-11-17 12:08
a nice cathedral and you presented it superbly. The soft light created the atmosphere. Excellent depth. Chosen POV is superb. A very good one...
pierrefonds (68143) 2014-12-09 4:52
La longueur de la nef donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de l'architecture de l'intérieur de la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux. La lumière environnante rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (101706)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-24 0:31