Orthodox cathedral (Beográda ortodox székesegyház), Szentendre
The Orthodox cathedral, known as Beograda or the Church of Belgrade, is the spiritual centre of local Serbian-Orthodox life. This Baroque church was erected between 1756 and 1764, and its Baroque- and Rococo-style interior is of great value.
Visitors enter the enclosed church garden through a Rococo-style, fine wrought iron doorway (1772); both the cathedral and the bishop's palace are situated within.
In this Hungarian Baroque cathedral with one tower, there are several items of outstanding artistic value. These include a large icon dating from 1777-81, the gilded pulpit carved of lime wood and the canopied bishop's throne. The carved doors and the bevelled chandelier are also remarkable.
The choir is supported by Dorian columns of red marble; the women's section is underneath, while the Gents' section is in the central nave.
The tomb of Tihamér Vujisics, a composer who died tragically, is in the church garden. The church can be visited upon prior arrangement.
Szentendre is known as the town of living art due to its artist colony of international renown, and its museums and galleries. With its well preserved, distinctive 18th-century townscape, the town centre is a group of heritage buildings unique in Hungary.
In the beginning of the 2nd century the Romans built a defence system in and around Szentendre. Their reinforced military camp was called Ulcisa Castra, the first known name of the town. Later the town was called after the patron saint of the parish church, the apostle St Andrew (Szent Endre).
Recent decades have seen major changes in the life of Szentendre as a result of the rapidly growing tourism industry, thanks to the historical atmosphere of the town's streets, its art life, as well as the Hungarian Open-Air Museum (Szentendrei Szabadtéri Néprajzi Múzeum, Skanzen) which visualises rural life in Hungary.
Szentendre was awarded the Hild Medal in 1980 in recognition of its successes in town development and in preserving its traditions.(Source:Vendégváró)
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lousat (57510) 2010-11-17 13:20
Hi George,very nice details,impressive sharpness and colors and a beautiful game of lights and shadows on the facade,a different pic and a very good result.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.
jjcordier (62280) 2010-11-17 22:59
Trčs bon cadrage de ce superbe détail architectural avec un trčs bon choix de cadrage. Peut-ętre aurais-tu pu essayer de redresser les perspectives?
besnard (48751) 2010-11-17 23:16
Elle est superbe cette porte nichée entre les arbres. C'est net, plein de détails et la façade rouge la fait ressortir.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
danyy (0) 2010-11-17 23:47
sculpures aussi finement ciselées dans la pierre, que capturées par ton appareil, une grande netteté. La présence des arbres apporte la petite touche de nature, que j'apprécie partout. Des lumičres pas faciles bien gérées.
dkmurphys (36709) 2010-11-18 1:00
Beautiful entrance. The shadows from that splendid day makes the scene even more attractive. Well seen, have a great day.
npecanhuk (53829) 2010-11-18 1:27
Beautiful architectural details!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, colors, pp, contrasts, vertical format, black & white borders and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Royaldevon (17713) 2010-11-18 1:28
Good Morning George,
I tried to critique this photograph all day, yesterday, but was unable to load it onto my screen!
I'm so glad that I have managed it today, for it is a fine shot! I particularly like shots which show such excellent details. The lovely shadows work well to capture a time of day, an atmosphere!
Your choice of vertical format works really well to emphasise the strong vertical lines within the shot.
Have a good day,
vasilpro (40170) 2010-11-18 3:47
Beautiful Orthodox Cathedral with interesting architecture, lovely colors, very nice POV and excellent light management.
Have a nice day, Vasilis.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2010-11-18 8:33
It is a detail which deserved to be considering. The quality of the photograph supports your description of this entry. The arbes and their shades give much charm to the composition. Cheer.
Have a good evening
Graal (88784) 2010-11-19 0:20
Jó napot George,
very nice window and door in cathedral. Good details. Nice colours and vertical composition. I like it.
Have a nice day.
yeln (11502) 2010-11-19 22:52
odlična igra senc in sonca na fasadi. lep portal z veliko datajli. lepo narejeno, kakor vedno! bravo! TFS!
lep dan, vojko
kordinator (13411) 2010-11-21 1:39
Amazing architecture of orthodoxs cathedral.
Great capture of this beautiful facade and wonderful door.
Soft colors,texture,shatpness,colors,point of view and composition are all excellent.
Perfect framed image with the trees.