Looking at the interior of St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta one has no doubt that this country had literally and figuratively a very rich history. Before my trip to Malta I have looked through some photos and after seeing this church I knew I want to visit it. This picture contrasts very much with my previous pictures of Malta, showing a completely different image of the country, also being an evidence for the fact that Malta has something interesting to offer for everyone. This church is called a “co-cathedral” because the main cathedral of Malta is located in its old capital Mdina.
St. Johns Co-Cathedral (Maltese: Kon-Katidral ta’ San Ġwann), located in Valletta, capital of Malta, was built by the Knights of Malta between 1573 and 1578, having been commissioned in 1572 by Grand Master Jean de la Cassière as the conventual church of the Order of the Knights Hospitaller of St John, known as the Knights of Malta. The Church was designed by the Maltese military architect Glormu Cassar (Girolamo Cassar) who designed several of the more prominent buildings in Valletta. The church is considered to be one of the finest examples of high Baroque architecture in Europe and one of the world's great cathedrals.
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jurek1951 (42156) 2013-07-12 0:45
The church interior is beautiful and you captured the detail very well.
Piekne wnetrze az kipi od zlota,szkoda ze takie slabe oswietlenie nie pozwolilo wydobyc wyraznie wszystkie szczegoly architektury ale tak juz jest w kosciolach,pozdrawiam
lousat (76982) 2013-07-12 1:22
Hi Mariusz,you caught very well the opportunity offered by this magnificent interior! Very very rich as you wrote in the title,a lot of decoration,details and colors from the ground to the ceiling,and we can see all in the best quality,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,LUCIANO
ikeharel (57290) 2013-07-12 4:37
Lavish indoor's interior of the Cathedral, golden tone prominently everywhere, and fine DOF under the number of archs.
An amazing painted floor - not remember seeing such anywhere.
Fine taken shot, many art element around.
Urs (14082) 2013-07-12 4:42
After reading your note I agree, there is a lot of history in this cathedral. Not just that, you have done an extraordinary light management, it looks so natural. Rather sooner then later I will have to try such shots as well. Well done
Sergiom (60180) 2013-07-12 4:52
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue entre les rangées de chaises qui offre toute une perspective sur cette superbe église avec des plafonds spectaculaires. J'aime beaucoup la lumière et les couleurs d'or.
fabbs99 (16167) 2013-07-12 6:37
Truly a beautiful sight for all those who love to see exotic hall rooms. Fine composition, lovely true colors, good light and, as always, stunning details and sharpness.Sharpness and colors are fantastic. Very well done.
dkmurphys (49372) 2013-07-12 7:19
Impressive decorations, a splendid work of art and architecture. A country rich in history and culture. Well taken, enjoy a fine weekend.
Noel_Byrne (24349) 2013-07-12 8:12
This is spectacular. I really done think I have seen an interior shot as rich and detailed as this. It seems as if the place has been coated in the most detailed gold leaf work and the ceilings painted by the worlds greatest artists. Beautiful capture with superb depth, and even some ghost people into the bargain!
All the best
abmdsudi (43594) 2013-07-12 8:33
You've captured the magnificence of this soaring beauty so well in this shot. So much delicacy and colours achieved and it wonders me from this wide viewpoint with good sense of space. It's a stunning craftsmanship of an architectural gem so well captured in great lighting. Congrats.
timecapturer (48840) 2013-07-12 8:41
an amazing interior shot this. So much to look at and all so perfectly clear and sharp. The light and atmosphere here are as sublime as your execution. Awesome!
Have a good weekend - Brian.
bukitgolfb301 (36002) 2013-07-12 17:20
Hello Bonsior dear Mariusz
Wow so gorgous and fantastic interior decoration. I can share the quite solemn atmosphere so well. Light effcet and management are completely managed by your high skills antechniques.
Thanks a lot and have a good weekend! Takero
Romano46 (18454) 2013-07-13 8:24
questo interno di chiesa è particolarmente suggestivo per la ricchezza di decorazioni che ricoprono di arabeschi dorati e di bellissimi affreschi ogni angolo di parete visibile e creano una atmosfera ricca di fascino.
Te, con la tua particolare ripresa lo hai ulteriormente valorizzato grazie ad un punto di ripresa particolarmente efficace e gestendo al meglio la luce, sì da rendere leggibile e molto godibile ogni più minuto particolare.
Un lavoro eseguito con somma perizia per il quale vanno i miei complimenti.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
npecanhuk (65594) 2013-07-13 18:32
Wonderful interior details!
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and symmetrical composition are all excellent and really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
kordinator (17646) 2013-07-14 1:22
Really beautiful interior of the Cathedral from Malta, whose history are beautifully illustrate the text fine.
Photography is great made with a lot of nice detail and great depth of field.
Truly beautiful photographic work.
Sonata11 (33251) 2013-07-14 19:29
przepiekne wnetrze niesamowicie piekne I interesujace. Przepiekne zlocenia, freski cudowne detala ktore pochlaniaja wzrok. Sliczna kompozycja wspaniale wykonana pod wzgledem kolorystyki, swiatla, ostrosci. Piekna praca moje gratulacje.
mesutilgim (84442) 2013-07-15 13:52
Very nice interior capture of this extraordinary sacral building in Valetta.
Perfect pov and light management. Very good sharpness.
Many interesting notes makes it a perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards
photoray (12231) 2013-07-16 11:58
Perhaps the most golden interior of any classical building I have ever seen. And the two headed eagle art on the far left is similar to the Russian icon. Your positioning gives us a wide angle to observe from intricate floor art to the top of the arched ceiling.
Nicely composed and created,
Fis2 (85599) 2013-07-16 13:59
Ladna kolorystyka i swiatlo.
Troche ostrosc sie w glebi rozjechala.
Pewnie ostro prostowales?
Tym szkielkiem mozna sobie pozwolic na taka perspektywe.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-07-16 14:49
What an amazing indoor capture.Awesome details,colors and lightning usage.Very good POV and atmosphere.Very good result.
Have a nice day
macjake (56656) 2013-07-16 21:55
Looking at this photo, I actually feel as if I'm standing right here on the floor! seriously.
the perspective is perfect, no tilting at all.
good for you to do a little photo hunting before you arrived, I do that all the time!! It comes in handy.
excellent sharpness, lighting, contrasts, and exposure, especially because I'm sure the ambient lighting was terrible inside.
well done as always
see you around!
josepmarin (57799) 2013-07-17 9:26
first, I want to congratulate you for to reach the milestone of your 400th photo presented into the site. It's a good number for your gallery.
This difficult capture inside the Co-Cathedral was a challenge, solved well with a good exposure and a great sharpness.
The wide-angle lens offers us a nice panoramic view of the interior of this gorgeous church.
A superb work.
nikkitta (14852) 2013-07-18 12:48
Spectacular both the interior church and your work with the light ambiance
Like the POV that let ours regards go to the far end, at the illuminated altar and the great sharpness to admire lots of beautiful detail
well done, congrats
jhm (139268) 2013-07-19 4:56
Congratulations, this is your 400th picture on TE.
What a lovely interior image with a wonderful enlightenment.
Also a lovely contrast picture, and lovely colours.
You create a lovely perspective and nice architecture picture.
Composition and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Wish You a nice weekend,
Angshu (55669) 2013-07-25 2:17
What details and everywehere! The floor, the columns, the ceiling. Fantastic depth and clarity! With a tripod without a doubt! The details allow us see the richness of the place...wonderfully done!