The choir of the Cathedral of Albi Gothic style was built in the 15th century. The rood screen surrounding the choir has a rich polychrome sculpture that enhances the lace white stone .
Albi cathedral , with its single nave 100 meters long, characteristic of Southern Gothic . Research unit volume of premium that maximum elevation (as it is occurs in Amiens, Beauvais ... ) . The width of the vessel ( side chapels included) is equal to the height of the arches 30 meters . The desire to not split up the space will integrate the pillars in the wall ( they form a kind of interior buttresses )
However, the continuity of space , which dominated the initial project was broken at the end of the fifteenth century by the addition of the gallery , which introduces a form of internal quota volume. This prejudice is the unity of the whole is however compensated by the very beauty of the gallery , one of the finest in France .
The rood screen is flamboyant Gothic style . Only a few statues have escaped destruction in 1794 : Adam and Eve (polychrome stone ) and Mary and St. John (wood).
The choir , which ends with a roundabout seven-sided , is surrounded by a stone fence richly scupltée introducing thus a kind of ambulatory where there was none. Outside the fence is dotted with 33 statues. These are characters from the Old Testament , of which there are two women Esther and Judith .
Inside, there are the statues of the 12 apostles , the Virgin , Saint John the Baptist , St. Paul and St. Cecilia . We can draw a parallel between this and the sculpture of Jean de Bourbon chapel of Cluny (positioning apostles identical inscriptions on the banners and probably workshop). The choir also has 120 stalls.
One might add that because of the fence and the rood screen , which occupy the entire eastern part of the building , worship is currently practiced in the West, unlike the tradition (we find this feature in Rodez ) .
Reference text : architecture.relig.free.fr
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Corry (3466) 2014-01-13 18:21
Magnifique décor sculpté. Image nette qui permet de voir les détails. Salutations.
Angshu (53681) 2014-01-14 0:50
The details especially in the lower half of the frame is superb. At a high ISO, it appears you have used the inbuilt NR which has blunted the colours & designs a bit on the top left side...the right side is OK
Fantastic workmanship which you show us in great details!
Graal (93634) 2014-01-14 11:15
beautiful Gothic details are there. Nice view. Good symmetric composition. Cathedral and photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
tenretin (1173) 2014-01-14 11:18
3200 iso est souvent la limite pour nos appareils. C'est peut être pour cette raison qu'il manque un peu de piqué et que la photo présente cet aspect. Cependant elle a un coté un peu "argentique" qui va bien au lieu. Les couleurs sans être vives sont naturelles.
mohammad_H (7942) 2014-01-18 2:28
Déco design attrayant, peut-être à cause du style architectural, le chemin de la construction et du bâtiment intérieur
gestion de l'éclairage
Une bonne résolution
Have a nice day et je vous souhaite tout le meilleur
Silvio1953 (109427) 2014-01-18 12:14
Ciao Magaly, great view of fantastic interior, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
COSTANTINO (46560) 2014-01-19 11:59
beautiful Gothic details are very well
composed here I like the light passing
through the door original version
great work great view great presentation
what could I say for this Cathedral with
the screen surronding which has a rich
have a nice new week
adores (32214) 2014-02-01 6:32
Looks like a really beautiful church with a magnificent decoration! Churches are usually difficult places for photos but you managed well, I guess I couldn't get this quality with such a high ISO. Very good pov!
jhm (130710) 2014-02-23 4:59
I have with a lot attention looked to your gallery, I am a very big fan of church or cathedral interiors.
What you shows here is simple fantastic, through it splendid subject but also the totally composition.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture attractive.
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
Wonderful composition, nice presentation.
Very we done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
pierrefonds (52642) 2014-03-05 17:08
Le cadrage serré met cette partie de l'église en évidence. L'utilisation d'un ISO de 3200 et d'une vitesse lente d'exposition permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de cette partie de la cathédrale de Albi. Cela a aussi un effet spécial sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
- Copyright: Magaly PAGANO (Giustiniani) (667)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon EF-S 18-55 IS f3.5:5.6
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/5 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-13 7:30