Adoration chapel-Blessed sacrament.
Kaunas Cathedral Basilica (Lithuanian: Kauno sv. apastalų Petro ir Povilo arkikatedra bazilika) is a Roman Catholic cathedral basilica in Kaunas, Lithuania.
The exact date when the first Gothic style church dedicated to apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul, was built is unknown, but it was first mentioned in writing sources in 1413. The first parochial school in Kaunas at the St. Peter and St. Paul church was mentioned in 1473. The construction works were concluded only in 1624. The church greatly suffered from wars in 1655 and was rebuilt in 1671 and gained some Renaissance features. Only one of the towers was rebuilt after the fire of the roof in 1732. The internal decorations were funded by the King Stanisław August Poniatowski in 1771. The present day shape of the building is from 1800 renovation. The church was promoted to cathedral status by Pope Leo XIII in 1895. It received the Basilica title in 1926, when the Diocese of Samogitia was reorganized into the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kaunas by Pope Pius XI. The cathedral, being 84 m long, 28 m height and 34 m wide is the largest Gothic church in Lithuania. The Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, built in 1895, is an independent extension of the southern nave with carved wood furnishings in the neo-gothic style.
Kaunas Cathedral Basilica
The Tower of the Kaunas Cathedral Basilica
Kaunas Cathedral Basilica
The main altar was made by Tomasz Podhajski in 1775. Samogitian bishop Motiejus Valančius is buried in the underground vault of the cathedral. There is also a Neogothic mausoleum of Maironis near the wall of the chapel. Kaunas Cathedral Basilica was included into the Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage Sites of the Republic of Lithuania in 1996.
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RhodieIke (11512) 2011-04-02 10:54
Hi Krzysztof, Wonderful altar in this magnificent Cathedral, you have taken it well. Cheers Iain.
Silvio1953 (115145) 2011-04-02 11:18
Ciao Krzysztof, great view of lovely interior with beautiful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
mesutilgim (79394) 2011-04-02 13:05
Perfect interior capture. Very good layout with almost nill distortion and perfect light management.
TFS and best regards
Sonata11 (33087) 2011-04-02 13:43
piekne wnetrze w stylu gotyckim. Bardzo dobra ostrosc, super kolory. Jakosc zdjecia doskonala. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Wspanial fotka. Gratulacje.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milego weekendu,
danyy (0) 2011-04-02 23:40
Witaj mon ami,
tu es devenu trčs fort dans la capture des lumičres intérieures des églises. La preuve une fois de plus ici.
Beaucoup de détails; ausun élément gęnant, c'est une trčs bonne photo.
snunney (78789) 2011-04-03 1:51
An image full of detail and very nicely lit. A pleasing symmetrical composition. Colours and sharpness are superb. Have a good Sunday.
sabermonajati (8845) 2011-04-03 3:45
photography in this place is hard work ,this arcways are very big and splendid.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-04-03 3:53
Beautiful interior . The image is very symmetrical. The image looks nice with lovely colors.
raszid62 (18583) 2011-04-04 2:21
Piękna kaplica kościelna. Bardzo nastrojowe i zmuszające do zadumy miejsce. Kolosalna jakość fotografii i piękna kolorystyka i światło.
Graal (95079) 2011-04-04 4:47
tutaj tez piekny fragment katedry. Kaplica moglaby byc oltarzem glownym. Fajne ujecie i kolory mimo mieszanego swiatla. Bdb ostrosc takze.
Angshu (54513) 2011-04-04 7:04
Good interior shot with well composed in terms of symmetry. Good luminescence as a result of which the details come out well. Good work with fine notes as well!
danos (82673) 2011-04-04 9:40
nice the interior of the church with the details and the light management to be superb. The clarity and the sharpness are excellent.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (81530)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya HMC SUPER UV M77
- Exposure: f/8, 1 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-02 10:35