Ostrów Tumski (Cathedral Island) is the oldest part of the city of Wrocław in Lower Silesia. It was formerly an island between branches of the Oder River.
Archaeological excavations have shown that Cathedral Island was the first to be inhabited. The first, wooden church (St. Martin), dating from the 9th century, was surrounded by defensive walls built on the banks of the river. The first building from solid material was St. Martin's chapel, built probably at the beginning of the eleventh century by Benedictine monks. Not long after the first cathedral was raised, in place of the small church.
In the photo you can see the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and the Bishops Palace. The Cathedral after the end of the Mongol invasion was largely rebuilt (1244) in the present-day Brick Gothic style.
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dta (63008) 2014-05-17 22:40
Hello Ryszard ,
What a great view of teh Cathedral ! The green part on the left provide a splendid contrast to the red roofed buildings in the BG . The sky is wonderful .
besnard (52065) 2014-05-17 22:55
Une belle image de cette cathédrale dont les deux clochers émergent des maisons. un cliché printanier plein de charme.
Amitiés et bon dimanche.
jjcordier (73330) 2014-05-17 23:30
Très bonne photo de Ostrów Tumski et de la cathédrale dont les tours se détachent bien sur ce joli ciel.
fabbs99 (15731) 2014-05-17 23:36
Tremendous shot of the Cathedral Island by the Oder river.Simple shot but lots to observe here.Very well done,TFS.
emka (73379) 2014-05-17 23:40
cześć Ryszard, nastepne śliczne zdjecie z widokiem na Ostrów Tumski.
Pozdrawiam z gorącej Hiszpanii
timecapturer (45289) 2014-05-18 2:26
this place looks amazing, what a stunning setting for a cathedral. The twin spires look so beautiful and how refreshing that it is not surrounded by modern spires to dwarf its majesty and impact. A delight!
Have a peaceful Sunday - B.
lousat (72425) 2014-05-18 2:43
A beautiful pic to who like the landscapes like me,great choice of the moment with the best light and the best sky too,magnificent architechtures by the cathedral caught with impressive detail despite the distance,bright colors too! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
cornejo (28111) 2014-05-18 4:53
Ryszard Witaj very good picture of this beautiful composition with the building of the cathedral in the background, very well composed and captured in this great and beautiful photography. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
sabermonajati (8919) 2014-05-18 11:26
red roofs , towers , cloudy sky together exist fascinating pay sage. you captured excellent view from it.
eldancer1 (25238) 2014-05-19 6:34
Beautiful architectures! I like the composition giving the cathedral plenty of space. Great lighting control and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (116035) 2014-05-19 11:56
Ciao Ryszard, great view of fantastic cathedral, superb sky, excellent perspective, good clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PiotrF (4528) 2014-05-20 15:36
Ładnie prezentuje się wyspa wiosną, choć pewnie kolorystyka jesienna z mgiełkami tworzy tam niepowtarzalny klimat.
Wiosenne nasycenie kolorow jest bardzo miłe dla oka.
mkamionka (29259) 2014-05-23 8:30
byla katedra z bliska pokazujaca piekne detale architektury a teraz ujecie z daleka pokazujace kontekst i urocze polozenie katedry. Piekny dzien, wszystko doskonale oswietlone i nawet chmury ulozyly sie jak nalezy pieknie dekorujac scene.
- Copyright: Ryszard Michalik (rychem) (19523)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-17 22:17