The Djami & The Holy Trinity Statue, Pécs
The Djami, Roman Catholic city church (Belvárosi templom)
The Turkish djami was built between 1543 and 1546 on the site of the former St Bartholomew church. After the Turkish left the Jesuits dismantled the minaret and modified the building. However, it retains Islamic elements.
The prayer niche (mihrab) of the djami can be seen in the axis of the southeast wall; its painting is a restoration. To the right and the left are the calligraphic inscriptions of the names of Allah and Mohamed. Set as they are in a Christian church the stalactite vault and the keel-arched windows evoke the typical elements of Turkish architecture in an interesting way. The holy-water fonts were formerly Islamic ritual washing basins.
The builder of the djami was Gazi Kasim, later pasha of Buda. The djami remained intact following the recapture of the town after which the Jesuits used it as their church. It was modified in 1702 and again in 1766; the entrance hall and the minaret connected to the supporting wall of the entrance hall on the right corner were dismantled. Between 1939 and 1942 the djami was freed from the walls of the previous additions and extensions. At the same time the current semicircular building to the north was added.
The Statue of the Holy Trinity
Similarly to many other countries in Europe, from time to time, serious plague epidemics were devastating Hungary over the centuries. Following the example of the Emperor Lipót I., many Hungarian towns, such as Pécs as well, erected statues to the Holy Trinity to commemorate the lucky escape from Black Death. The first memorial, the work of Henrik Anrath Pécs-based sculptor, was erected in the centre of the lower part of the main square in 1714. Another statue created by András Berchardt was erected in 1750, and it stood there for 150 years. The latter statue had strongly deteriorated by the year 1908, therefore the town elected to replace the old memorial with the work of György Kis. The agency responsible for historic monuments had the statue restored in 1970 and in 1990 as well, and this is the statue we can see standing on the square today. The base is a hexagonal structure with one relief each on three sides, completed with a curved rim at the front and with an altar stand. The second flight of stairs is a trilateral splayed module, with the three plague saints on its rim: St. Roch, St. Sebastian and St. Rosalie. The statue of the Immaculata stands on the rim, on the two sides on the back there are relief's. The third part is an obelisk covered by clouds, angels flying on top of them while the figures of the Father and the Son are sitting in front of its foot. The point of the obelisk is crowned by a Holy Spirit dove surrounded by golden rays of light.(Source: vendégváró)
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carlosmarin (11954) 2011-05-27 1:48
Interesting The Djami's building, first mosque, and then catholic church. A transformation very well explained in the note.
The composition with the monument of the Holy Trinity is very well resolved. And with a very natural colors.
dta (63424) 2011-05-27 2:07
Hello George ,
A splendid architecture . Well presented , as usual , with perfect POV and framing .
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-05-27 2:57
Another superb composition. The church has a touch of muslim architecture . The green dome and other details are well collected. Superb colors and sharpness.
snunney (79973) 2011-05-27 3:38
A very fine composition of these two contrasting monuments, both of which merit a second glance. The shot is well composed and has good depth, combined with a pleasant lively atmosphere. Very good colours and sharpness.
sandpiper (6788) 2011-05-27 3:55
Some great architecture as you describe in your note. Good composition. I like teh little boy with his bike, did he jump?
JFS (32459) 2011-05-27 4:28
Your shot is very nice and interesting but you note is really rich. Thanks a lot George!
francio64 (38264) 2011-05-27 4:41
immagine ben composta, grazie alla scelta di un ottimo POV che vede la statua in FG e la chiesa in BG.
Luce ben gestita che mostra colori molto naturali.
Sergiom (55215) 2011-05-27 5:14
Y a pas ŕ dire, tu sais prendre une photo de voyage. Tous les éléments sont parfaitement cadrés, la lumičre est superbe et les couleurs vivantes.
timecapturer (45587) 2011-05-27 6:31
another fine shot of this amazing church and its dome plus this beautiful statue. You have placed it perfectly in the frame so as to show its magnificence and intricate detail. Wonderful!
Have a great weekend - Brian
vasilpro (40843) 2011-05-27 8:47
Wonderful composition, interesting architecture, beautiful statue in FG, lovely light and colors, very good clarity, contrast and sharpness.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-05-27 9:49
The mixture of the religious symbols is completely surprising. The photo outstandingly compound is very interesting. The composition is skillful. The realization is completed. Bravo.
Have a nice day
bukitgolfb301 (34612) 2011-05-27 17:01
Hi my dear George
Sorry for my late action.
Great framework and composition shot you capture again!
Very fantastuc presentation of perfect combination of various architectures and well balanced exposure as professional level as usual. Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good weekend!
npecanhuk (61518) 2011-05-27 18:10
Beautiful church and wonderful monument!
Truly attractive picture of them!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, contrasts, vertical format, black & white borders and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Um ótimo fim-de-semana prá ti (have a great week-end)!
jjcordier (73640) 2011-05-27 22:40
Encore un trčs bon cadrage de la statue avec cette jolie église en arričre plan au beau toit vert.
dkmurphys (46940) 2011-05-28 3:44
Beautiful postcard, a fine composition from that impressive place. I like the old walls, good old texture.
Have a nice day.
mesutilgim (80522) 2011-05-28 14:49
Hi dear George,
Nice capture of this Ottoman mosque, turned ,into a church.
Your pov cobines perfectly the statue of the holy trinity withe the mosque/church at the background.
Very good notes again.
TFS and have a nice weekend
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-05-28 23:30
Beautiful picture with the Holy Trinity Statue in background and the Roman Catholic city church in background
Fine colors and sharpness
Well handled the light
have a nice Sunday
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Discovery of Pécs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-27 1:16