Limburg Cathedral, situated on a chalk cliff high above Lahn river and thus visible from all sides and from far distance, counts among the masterpieces of late Romanesque style in Germany, but also includes early Gothic elements.
Inauguration was in 1235. St. George Cathedral is relatively small, only 54,5 m long and 35,4 m wide, but with a central spire of 66 m, topping the western twin towers of 37 m.
To the right, the Alte Vikarie, freshly renovated as a part of the local bishop's residence. The catholic bishop has strongly been criticized for an excessive rise in the construction and renovation costs from 2.500.000 € to an incredible 31.000.000 €.
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jhm (151544) 2013-10-19 1:17
A wonderful façade with different styles to see.
You placed the church and towers perfect to the left side, this gives more space to the right side with the green trees.
I know out of experience that renovation a lot costs.
Wonderful composition, high sharpness and quality.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
PaulVDV (28275) 2013-10-19 3:18
Impressive and also very beautiful towers of this cathedral.
You also included the typical architecture with the local bishop's residence at the right side.
Despite the overcast sky, the view of the cathedral is clear and sharp.
Best regards, Paul
Angshu (56750) 2013-10-19 7:27
Indeed the architecture of the Limburg Cathedral is unique and the brick structure stands out against the darkish sky. Maybe it would have been good to correct the distortion on either side created by the wide lens...Good work!
marabu61 (10801) 2013-10-19 8:22
guten Abend Sven
This architectural style is unusual but very attractive. Together with the half timbered house to the right they form a nice pair and create a scene as from a fairy tale. The overcast sky has created a pleasant soft light and the autumn colors in the trees round this composition nicely up.
so, jetzt ist es an der Zeit sich in Richtung Stadion zu verschieben wo heute Abend das Spitzenspiel der Schweizer Fussballliga steigt.
ein schönes Wochenende
Silvio1953 (140951) 2013-10-21 9:00
Ciao Sven, great view of fantastic cathedral, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderul colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
adores (45029) 2013-10-26 15:46
The Cathedral is beautiful but the dark sky added a lot to the composition here, specially with the golden leaves and the colours of the catedral. I like the contrast and the combination of colours!
- Copyright: Sven Erich Czernik (Energysavingelk) (1965)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-15
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5 D Mark II, 24-105mm F/4L IS USM
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-19 0:53