Parma Cathedral is a major cathedral church in Parma, Emilia-Romagna (Italy), built in Italian Romanesque style.
The construction was begun in 1059 by bishop Cadalo, later antipope with the name of Honorius II, and was consecrated by Paschal II in 1106. A basilica existed probably in the 6th century, but was later abandoned; another church had been consecrated in the rear part of the preceding one in the 9th century by the count-bishop Guibodo. The new church was heavily damaged by an earthquake in 1117 and had to be restored. Of the original building, remains can be seen in the presbytery, the transept, the choir and the apses, and in some sculpture fragments. The wide façade was completed in 1178: it has three loggia floors and three portals, whose doors were sculpted by Luchino Bianchino in 1494. Between the central and the right doors is the tomb of the mathematician Biagio Pelacani, who died in 1416.
The Gothic belfry was added later, in 1284-1294: a twin construction on the left side had been conceived, but it was never begun. Beside the Cathedral lies the octagonal Baptistry of Parma.
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jurek1951 (40949) 2014-01-04 0:32
a splendid photo with beautiful colours and lights, the composition is very spectacular. Great shot,
jhm (136728) 2014-01-04 0:45
I am a very big fan of church interiors, certainly as these nice picture with fantastic sharpness and clarity.
We get a lot details with organ and wonderful ceiling
Composition and presentation make these picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
subhendu_bagchi (25410) 2014-01-04 1:22
a superb indoor photography. Like your control over exposer. A very nice composition. Tfs.
Happy new year.
ikeharel (54229) 2014-01-04 2:09
A fine use of the indoor's light, Stephen, enhanced the beautiful decorating art elements, archs ceiling and painted walls.
The Organ, which looks to me as a modern one, situated on a notable corner on the middle of the big space of the cathedral.
A fine detailed shot, well collected.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
Nicou (118192) 2014-01-04 3:07
quel bel orgue sueprbe vue et iamge quel intérieur d'église avec cette architecture et ces décorations fantastique compo et iamge sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (46547) 2014-01-04 3:29
superbly chosen POV and immaculate execution that makes all the magnificence of this interior shine so beautifully. Love the starbursts too! Wonderful image!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
Fis2 (83230) 2014-01-04 4:47
Excellent frame and perspective.
Good light and colors.
Have a nice weekend
ourania (28400) 2014-01-04 5:02
a wonderful point of view having the altar in the foreground and offering great perspectives for the viewer to follow. There's an abundance of details, so interesting and delightful to explore as if we were actually standing inside this splendid cathedral. Even the frescoes are rendered with fine clarity. You managed the diffused lighting very aptly, the sense of space and the colours are superb. Congratulations and thank you!
Al the best, have a great weekend,
Sergiom (56635) 2014-01-04 5:45
Du très beau travail. L'ensemble est profond et d'une grande netteté. Les couleurs aussi ressortent bien. J'aime la diagonale dans l'image ainsi que ce superbe orgue.
npecanhuk (62564) 2014-01-04 6:43
Wonderful interior details!
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, horizontal format and composition are all excellent and really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
carlo62 (29483) 2014-01-04 7:05
eccellente pov e splendida esposizione, hai ottenuto una bellissima foto
Meravigliosi gli interni e molti i particolari da osservare.
Noel_Byrne (22128) 2014-01-04 7:26
A really beautiful building, and your choice of angle to shoot this from is perfect. I would likely have taken the standard shot head out over the main part of the building, but this angle is so much better offering better view of the entire building, and placing that incredible organ in the perfect place. The organ looks 3D and almost leaps from the screen.
Amazing details painting on the walls and ceiling too, a great shot of this amazing place.
Thanks as always
Graal (96014) 2014-01-04 8:03
inside here is beautiful. I like the details of architecture.. Amazing organs and arcades.. Well presentation.
Have a great New Year 2014!
dkmurphys (47690) 2014-01-04 8:59
Really impressive interior. I love the architecture and decorations of the western civilization. Well taken, have a good evening.
pierrefonds (55728) 2014-01-04 11:14
L'utilisation d'un ISO de 3200 et d'une vitesse d'exposition lente permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture de la cathédrale de Parme. Cela aussi un effet spécial sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
fabbs99 (16147) 2014-01-04 20:45
You have captured the mood of this beautiful Cathedral extremely well in the Christmas time.A creative image of an urban scene. A carefully constructed composition and a delight to view.TFS.
emka (75143) 2014-01-04 23:54
What an extraordinary interior in Parma! difficult to recognize the style, with these abundant paintings like in baroque and arches and columns. fantastic architecture and masterful presentation.
WArm regrads Malgo
siudzi (32829) 2014-01-05 2:41
Wow! What a fantastic interior shot this! I'm really impressed of the perfect level of details and sharpness you managed here. Bravo! It made the presentation really spectacular. TFS!
Cricri (103145) 2014-01-05 4:37
Bel angle de prise, bonne prise de la lumière de haut en bas, le contraste des couleurs intérieur et ces splendides décorations, belle présentation
delpeoples (52783) 2014-01-06 1:49
Happy New Year dear Stephen
A difficult shot with all those spotlights, the shaded areas and the light through the windows up the top. The murals are stunning and the details on the ceiling have been beautifully collected.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
wolf38 (31088) 2014-01-08 10:24
Hello Stephen. What a magnificent cathedral. The interior design is exquisite beautiful. Truly a church to admire. The photo is worth seeing and of good technical quality.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (80731)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/8 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-04 0:05