Burial place of monarchs
Built in 1875, Monaco Cathedral houses the burial places of Monaco's royalty including Prince Rainier and Princess Grace. Visitors will marvel at the use of Carrara marble of the altar and other lavish material adornments. Somewhat plain on the outside, the cathedral is extraordinary inside.
Somewhat of a pilgrimage site for fans of actress Grace Kelly, who became the princess of Monaco after her fairytale marriage with Rainier in 1956, Saint Nicholas Cathedral is the burial site of Grace and her husband, who never remarried after her death. Constructed in the late 1800s, the cathedral is an important local landmark and features a white exterior and beautiful Carrara-marble altar.
From September through June, “Les Petits Chanteurs de Monaco” and the singers of the Cathedral Choir School sing during mass every Sunday at 10:00am. Mass is also celebrated here each year on 6 December, when primary children gather for a joyful remembrance of St. Nicholas' life.
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JFS (32459) 2012-09-24 4:29
I never had seen this cathedral so impressive,and so clear! An excellent work Barbara, thanks!
All the best,
jadesgran (5431) 2012-09-24 5:39
This cathedral looks impressive with unusual architecture, so I can only imagine the interior being really opulent.
Nicely placed in the frame, and stands out well against the brilliant blue sky.
Best Wishes Gladys.
aliabazari (16278) 2012-09-24 8:10
Hello dear Barbara.
White appearance of this architecture is very attractive. Exposure and depth of the well performed.
luckys (124) 2012-09-24 9:12
Hello Barbara.Yes, outstanding building,fine architecture.And quality of a photo.TFS! Best wishes from NorthWest Russia.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-09-24 10:17
Ciekawy kadr z katedra i zwiedzajacymi turystami.
Ladne kolory uwydatnione przez piekne, pogodne niebo.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-09-24 10:54
Ola Barbara ,
Bom plano de visão desta enorme catedral no Mónaco , tem uns belos detalhes de arquitetura , bom contraste com o céu azul , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Highmountains (2674) 2012-09-24 12:40
The imposing structure of the cathedral has been captured in detail. The light and the sharp shadows enhances the depth of the architecture. The bright sunlight is from the left side of the photograph and hence the sharp shadows arcoss the archway at the entrance and on the windows on the top floor are well expressed. The blue Background and the absence of any other structure on either side makes the structure stand out - bright and sharp.
Thanks for sharing.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-09-24 12:59
Hello dear Barbara
Wow.The very very strong details here is the architecture,in my opinion always.Great colros and tones too.Superb job as always.
Have a perfect week
Fis2 (106322) 2012-09-24 13:02
BNArdzo ciekawa architektonicznie.
Dobry kadr, kolory i swiatlo.
Gigidusud (21247) 2012-09-24 13:03
Splendid architectural shot with nice light and great POV.Well done.
Have a nice Week.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-09-24 14:53
The prospect is striking. Good exposure and light control, allow you to see fine detail. An interesting picture, animated, and very good quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-24 15:52
a beautiful photo of this imposing cathedral, the composition is very nice, great architectural details and the colours are amazing, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
jjcordier (79297) 2012-09-24 23:04
Très belle photo de la cathédrale de Monaco. La photo est lumineuse, parfaitement exposée, avec un très beau contraste de couleurs avec le ciel bleu.
lousat (97531) 2012-09-25 1:59
Hi Barbara,great great work! I know this church and this square and how isn't easy the choice of the point of view for a good result,you work very very well and the perspective is magnificent,perfect moment too whit the best light and great details!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Cricri (125832) 2012-09-25 10:33
Bel angle de prise de la cathédrale, beaucoup de détails architecturaux, bonne gestion de la lumière qui met les détails en valeur tout comme le fond bleu, superbe image
adramad (49504) 2012-09-25 11:20
Splendid building that looks great in the magnificent POV that you've captured, the facade is nice and this angle showing its best side highlights the great work.
Stunning colorful, especially in that splendid deep blue sky, is a beautiful work flawlessly. I love it.
Have a nice day.
Nicou (151000) 2012-09-25 22:20
Fantastique cadrage et iamge de cette cathédrale sueprbe iamge quelle compo quelle vue ce rendu sur la pierre merveilleuse iamge et compo.
Bravo et amitié
tedesse (25135) 2012-09-28 3:30
Wspaniala architektura kosciola sw. Mikolaja!
Ladny kadr, super kolory i ostrosc, piekne swiatlo.
jmdias (68643) 2012-10-23 6:06
very beautiful this lower angle showing all the façade and its details with a great light and sharpness. well done.
- Copyright: Barbara Stec (Sonata11) (34007)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T2i, Tamron 18-270 F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-24 4:22