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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Silvio1953 (143278) 2014-08-11 0:53
Ciao Krysxtof, great POV on beautiful dome, lovely symmetry, excellent clarity, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
papagolf21 (102024) 2014-08-11 3:03
Encore une image ravissante mettant en valeur la beauté architecturale intérieure et les fresques.
Bravo pour le cadrage difficile.
snunney (99142) 2014-08-11 3:52
A perfectly symmetrical composition featuring this magnificently decorated ceiling. Good light management to bring out the colours and detail to superb effect.
abmdsudi (54101) 2014-08-11 8:09
A neck-breaking viewpoint of a wonderful ceiling full of lovely pattern, colour and abound of delicate detail lending all the impact. You have amazing symmetry, depth finely composed and exposed I like the way the soft glow naturally and touch of green to attract the eyes as effective point of focus. It's beautifully captured and presented. Well done, TFS
adramad (45644) 2014-08-11 8:22
A superb composition, which shows in great detail the beautiful vault of this church, as well as paintings of the four Evangelists, a magnificent POV perfect symmetry.
Good variety of colors.
Very good sharpness and brightness.
Good start to the week.
bbarna (955) 2014-08-11 9:59
Thanks for the excellent pictures of the inside of the Esztergom Basilica and the interesting note about it. I visited this place several times long time ago, but did not see all the nice details what is clearly visible on your pictures.
All the bests,
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-08-11 12:35
Fine geometrical composition with excellent exposure that brings out the intricate details and colours of the ceiling with great sharpness and clarity. The pov is superb with the symmetry very well maintained.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
mesutilgim (95260) 2014-08-11 13:26
Also this beautiful dome is perfect captured with very good pov and layout.
TFS and best regards
PiotrF (17580) 2014-08-11 14:20
Perfekcyjnie symetryczny kadr, z drobnymi szczegolami pokazana kopula tej bazyliki. Renowacja troche przyslonila calosc, ale na to wplywu nie mamy.
Dobra kolorystyka, technicznie super no i obszerna notka
Graal (102896) 2014-08-11 23:52
fajna seria z wnetrza swiatyni. Piekne sklepienie. Przyjemnie popatrzec na detale. Dobra jakosc zdjecia.
Tue (37084) 2014-08-16 9:53
Superb photo. I really like the symmetry and the exposure is excellent. Great work!
Angshu (56758) 2014-08-20 1:04
Fantastic details in the symmetric shot. The exposure and light management is spot on, with fine amount of details. Excellent!
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (97695)
- 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, 1/6 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-11 0:39