Esztergom, is a city in northern Hungary, 46 kilometres northwest of the capital Budapest. It lies in Komárom-Esztergom county, on the right bank of the river Danube, which forms the border with Slovakia there.
The Primatial Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary Assumed Into Heaven and St Adalbert (Hungarian: Nagyboldogasszony és Szent Adalbert prímási főszékesegyház), also known as the Esztergom Basilica , is an ecclesiastic basilica in Esztergom, Hungary, the mother church of the Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest, and the seat of the Catholic Church in Hungary. It is dedicated to the Saint Mary of the Assumption and Saint Adalbert.
It is the biggest building in Hungary and the 18th biggest church in the world. Its inner area is 5,600 m². It is 118 m long and 49 m wide. It has a reverberation time of more than 9 seconds. Its dome, forming a semi-sphere, is situated in the middle, and it has 12 windows. It is 71.5 m high inside, with a diameter of 33.5 metres, and is 100 m high from outside, counted from the crypt.
The altarpiece (13.5 × 6.6 metres, depicting the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by Girolamo Michelangelo Grigoletti) is the largest painting in the world painted on a single piece of canvas.
The basilica is also known for Bakócz Chapel (named after Tamás Bakócz), built by Italian masters between 1506–1507 out of red marble of Süttő, its walls adorned with Tuscan Renaissance motifs. It is the most precious remaining example of Renaissance art in Hungary.
The huge crypt, built in Old Egyptian style in 1831, is today the resting place of late archbishops, among others, József Mindszenty.
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siudzi (34141) 2014-08-09 2:48
Kolejne super ujęcie tego fantastycznego ołtarza. Tu również symetryczna kompozycja była najlepszym wyborem. Brawo za realizację oraz jakość.
marabu61 (11279) 2014-08-09 2:57
What a beautiful church indeed and the size is really impressive, jugging by your note. Superbe artwork, pleasing colors and a spot on exposure and perfect white balance, this is a great piece of indoor architecture photography.
have a great weekend
snunney (106533) 2014-08-09 3:53
Another fine image from this magnificent church, whose proportions are truly amazing A perfectly symmetrical composition, ideally exposed with superb colours and clarity. Excellent rendering of the wonderful decorative detail and the paintings.
npecanhuk (78549) 2014-08-09 4:05
Wonderful interior religious details!
Very attractive and beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and symmetrical composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Noel_Byrne (33634) 2014-08-09 6:58
A perfect view of this majestic place, the colors, the symmetry, everything about this is really nicely thought out and executed. Every element in the scene is so colorful and sharp too, a very cool image.
Thanks as always
asajernigan (21427) 2014-08-09 10:48
This is a fine capture of the interior of this church. You managed the difficult lighting very well getting fine colors and sharp detail. Your composition is fine giving us a well balanced photo with the steps leading the eye to the alter.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-08-09 10:49
Masterful composition with an excellent view of the gorgeous interior. You managed the exposure superbly and the colours and the details are rendered with great accuracy. The symmetrical framing is very effective and displays the beautiful patterns and the paintings with excellent clarity.
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
mesutilgim (97484) 2014-08-09 12:13
Hello dear Krzysztof,
Another nice interior capture with good pov and perfect light management.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
adores (46363) 2014-08-16 9:08
Another beautiful church! I really like the paintings, the colours and graphism of the foreground. Good pov and really well managed light!
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (106408)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-04
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS M, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya HMC SUPER UV M77
- Exposure: f/8
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-09 2:17