This cathedral is formally known as the National Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St. Patrick's Dublin. The original, wooden church on the site, which was outside the walls of Dublin, was raised to the status of cathedral. The present building, the largest church in Ireland, was built between 1200 and 1270, though a major rebuilding in the 1870s, necessitated by the belief that the cathedral was in imminent danger of collapse, means that much of the current building and decoration dates from the Victorian era. Even the day I photographed it, there was some repair being done to the steeple of the tower and unfortunately it has to be part of the photograph.
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orme (7215) 2004-11-08 0:47
Good composition, Joan. The architecture of the cathedral is very beautiful - especially all the small towers. Well framed. And as you said, pity about the repairs on the steeple.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-11-08 17:19
Hi Joan, nice capture of this church, with a very colurful foreground as weel. Beautiful saturated colours you got here.
Too bad of the scaffolding around the steeple, but that was not your fault ;-).
opk (91) 2004-11-10 5:12
The foreground adds a lot to this and it was clever of you to include it. Given their shape, height and size, cathedrals are often awkward to fit in but you've done it well here. I tried editing out the scaffolding in a WS: not especially well but it does give an idea for how it might look.
gervaso (11424) 2004-12-07 13:02
This one is professinal. The only problem is about the steeple, but you couldn't have taken that out anyway...
Jeppe (18654) 2004-12-08 16:23
Very neatly composed photo - I like the flowers in front and the fine details of the cathedral - the construction work of the tower was catching my eye's immediately - its reminds me of a shot I took this "summer" but wasn’t pleased with it due to grey rainy weather - The twin tower of the church was completely covered with a scaffold - thanks Joan - My daughter learning English and could translate your alias :-)
monteoneal7 (0) 2010-11-20 13:57
On the contrary -- the scaffolding really sets this picture apart as unusual & kept my attention longer than another church photo. Beautiful and interesting.
- Copyright: Joan West (technogran) (1339)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-06-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
- Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): 100 Churches, 80 Countries [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-11-07 16:10
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