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 (125507) 2014-08-12 1:00
Ciao Kryzstof, great view of fantastic interior, lovely symmetry, splendid perspective and wonderful light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
snunney (86342) 2014-08-12 3:52
The lighting for this shot was not easy, but you have managed it reasonably well. The organ makes an excellent focal point in this precisely framed symmetrical composition. I like the expansive view and the fine rendering of the architectural detail.
jhm (141163) 2014-08-12 4:52
This is truly a top photograph.
I would here not can find one mistake.
Congratulations for this nice picture.
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
Nice sharp and attractive.
Excellent captured and lovely presentation
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
holmertz (42723) 2014-08-12 10:49
A fine composition with superb symmetry and a technically well taken photo. The church is really very, very big, and the light is also very good. I am surprised to find these lines of ordinary looking chairs, but without them the emptiness of this huge room would have been overwhelming.
mesutilgim (86574) 2014-08-12 12:21
Hello Krzysztof, master of interiors !
This one is also perfect with it's pov and compo.
Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards
siudzi (34113) 2014-08-12 13:36
To musi być rzeczywiście fantastyczna świątynia i bardzo się cieszę, że dzielisz się z nami tymi wszystkimi prezentacjami.
Kolejny raz doskonała symetria kompozycji oraz super ostrość! Brawo!
macjake (57780) 2014-08-13 4:36
a photo with lots and lots of geometry!
there are shapes of all sizes and colors here.
it would make a math teacher very proud :)
I like the sense of depth too, and how the lines draw us inwards to the bg.
the type of chairs they're using is a bit of a strange choice though!
fine post, enjoy your day
abmdsudi (44728) 2014-08-13 7:22
I love the feel of enormous depth of space and the dramatic impact of wide lens which is so evident here. Love the symmetry and perspective that you have fully exploited. clarity and colours are superb contrast. Excellent shot, TFS
PiotrF (10082) 2014-08-14 9:53
Ciekawe wnetrze tej bazyliki. Duze kontrasty swiatla ale poradziłeś sobie z nimi, interesujaca notka – w sumie dobra prezentacja
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (87301)
- 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, 1/4 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-12 0:32