In the historical centre of Pécs
Cathedral of St Peter and Paul (Székesegyház - Szent Péter és Pál)
The Catherdal is among the most important historical heritage of the town. Built in the 11th-12th century incorporating parts of an earlier 4th-5th-century church, the cathedral's current neo-Romanesque look dates from the late 19th century.
The time when the Italian and French masters created its statues was a golden age in the life of the Catherdal. The 11th-century figural column heads indicate the work of experienced artists. A similar quality can be found at King St Stephen's buildings in Buda and Esztergom.
The current form of the Catherdal was achieved in 1891 with the cooperation of several eminent artists. The frescoes of the main and side naves were painted by the German Moritz von Beckerath and Karl Andrea and those of the chapel by Bertalan Székely and Károly Lotz. The figural wooden carvings are the works of György Zala and György Kiss.
The red marble tabernacle situated in the Corpus Christi chapel was finished in early 16th century. Thought to have been created in Esztergom by Johannes Fiorentinus, it is a supremely valuable example of Hungarian Renaissance sculptural art. Thanks to the carefully carried out alterations, the carved stone artefacts were preserved. The statues of apostles on the main facade are the works of Baranya-born György Kiss.
Prebendal Archives and Presbytery – in the foreground
The eye-catching sight of the Dóm square has been completed by the construction of the unified block of the Cartulary and the Presbytery. This building closes the eastern side of the square, and together with the opposite Bishop’s Palace, ensures the central role of the Cathedral. The first plans were made by architect János Krammer of Pécs in 1777. The St. Peter and Paul burial chamber was found - under the walls, during the demolition of Bishop Szatmáry’s former palace - after the beginning of the work. The work was suspended then, and it continued only in 1780. Considering the protection of the burial chamber, new plans were made by architect Sartory of Trento. Only the northern wing - the Cartulary - was completed that time; the southern block of the Presbytery was added in 1880. The frontispiece with the clock, closed by a tympanum above the central bay was placed there in the late 1880s, during the restoration of the Cathedral. An arched passage-way to Káptalan Street is added to the Presbytery.
The rich corpus of the Prebendal Cartulary has been flourishing since the 13th century. The cathedral chapter brought off the documents of his archives from the Turkish troops invading the city to Szigetvár, then later to Pozsony. Those that were left in Pécs were perished. Today it provides a significant collection for research again. The oldest document dates back to 1329. (Source: vendégváró)
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dip (23888) 2011-06-08 2:10
nice image with beautiful examples of architecture of the town,
perfect exposure,great sharpness and clarity,and beautiful natural colors as well!
dta (77085) 2011-06-08 2:39
Jello George ,
Like the contrast between the superbly lightened colorful building , and the framing by the dark branches . The disttortion created by the perspective works well , in this case .
alive (1360) 2011-06-08 2:41
Here it is a very pretty photo.
With an excellent clarity.
E also good clearness.
snunney (97447) 2011-06-08 3:48
The two towers of the cathedral make a splendid focal point. I like the harmonious golden tones of the architecture that are nicely complemented by the lovely sky.
npecanhuk (74814) 2011-06-08 4:02
Wonderful architectural details!
Very attractive picture!
Superb photo quality!
TFS - congrats,
timecapturer (49288) 2011-06-08 4:31
a beautifully detailed shot of this magnificent building. Excellent framing of the compositon with crisp colours and lines. Impressive!
Have a great day - Brian
Sergiom (77253) 2011-06-08 4:52
Le beau bâtiment jaune offre une belle ligne de fuite dans l'image, ce qui lui donne une belle profondeur.J'aime l'encadrement fourni par les arbres. et les belles couleurs.
jjcordier (79297) 2011-06-08 5:38
Tu as une réserve inépuisable de magnifiques photos de Pécs dont le centre historique est vraiment magnifique.
hay_kes (31316) 2011-06-08 7:41
What a stunning architectural view.Great point of view and nice perspective again.TFS.
bema (26425) 2011-06-08 7:49
a pleasantly framed and wee selected capture, using a great pov to show us one more time the beautiness of this impressive city..
thanks for sharing, see you around, Bernd
saxo042 (37794) 2011-06-08 9:18
An interesting POV with an equally interesting perspective. The two towers are perfectly placed and perfectly vertical. Very good colours and a fine combination of yellow building with blue sky. The inclusion of trees form a pleasant frame.
bona (13737) 2011-06-08 9:43
Hi my friend! Nice photo of the cathedral and the Archives building. The colors are fantastic. I maybe crop a bit more the left dark area. Nice place.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-06-08 10:28
The point of view is chosen well, and places of the bell towers under branches also. The monument is magnificent outside. The light, the colors are very natural. The neatness and depths are good. Bravo.
Have a nice day
vasilpro (41271) 2011-06-08 13:19
Wonderful composition and framing with the tree, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, very nice and interesting architecture, beautiful atmosphere.
mesutilgim (94502) 2011-06-08 13:28
Hello dear George,
Nice capture from Pécs; good pov and nice light.
Nice framing and very good usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-06-08 14:06
Hi George, love the angle you have taken this super photo, fantastic colours, like the tree frame, Cheers Iain.
Graal (102570) 2011-06-08 23:32
Jó napot George,
very nice composition with the natural frame. I like the architecture of cathedral with two bell towers. An interesting informations. Good photowork.
Have a nice day.
mauro61 (52855) 2011-06-09 0:07
oltre all'inquadratura sempre curata e alla bella architettura ripresa, mi piace molto il colore.
Bello il contrasto tra l'azzuro del cielo e l'ocra della facciata con il verde degli alberi ad incorniciare la scena,
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-06-09 0:13
Beautiful shot of the historical center of Pécs, with the cathedral and the Archives.
The photo is well framed with tree branches.
The colors of the buildings are very nice, and the image is very sharp.
dkmurphys (57427) 2011-06-09 6:08
I like the angle, very catchy. Fine colors and details, good work.
Enjoy the day.
siamesa (28117) 2011-06-09 8:03
Bom dia George
Marvelous this photo in diagonal angle. A beautiful example of the beautiful architeture of this country.
- 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: 2011-06-08 2:02