The imposing building in the centre of Brasov was built during the 14-15th century. The construction started in 1383. The proportions of the Gothic Church laid out on the construction plan were huge: 89m long, 38m wide and 42m high. From the two towers planned, only one was built, a 65m high one. In 1421, when the construction work was nearing its end, Turkish raids caused extensive damage to the church as well.
The dangers having passed, the works continued, and the church was inaugurated in 1477, while the tower in 1514. In 1542, when the Saxon town accepted the reforms of Honterus and embraced the Lutheran religion the local Catholic church became Evangelical. The events in Transylvania in between 1143-1571 were recorded on the walls, but according to a book written by Balázs Orbán the list of the persons donating for the construction of the church was also present on the wall. Unfortunately the 1689 fire destroyed the recordings.
It is said that before the huge fire there were 22 altars beside the gilded main altar which was decorated with silver statues. Due to the walls blackened by the fire the church became to be known as the Black Church. The restoration work was difficult because of the frequent earthquakes and lasted almost 100 years and resulted in a mostly Baroque interior. In the interbellum period the statues of the lofts were replaced by duplicates, but the originals are also in the church. Many concerts are held on the 3993 pipes and 76 registers Buchholz mechanical organ, the greatest in south-eastern Europe and the only one so well preserved. The Black Church exhibits the richest collection of Anatolian carpets in all Europe, from the 16th and 18th centuries, murals from the 15th century, a baptismal font from 1472 and a number of other ecclesiastical objects. Exhibitions present the history of the church and restorations as well as of the life and work of the great reformer Johannes Honterus (1498-1549.)
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papagolf21 (79548) 2013-08-29 11:19
Bonsoir, cher Ovidiu,
Grâce à la note d'accompagnement, nous comprenons mieux le titre donné à cette composition.
Belle mise en image. Très bonne note d'information.
Très bonne soirée.
pajaran (41681) 2013-08-29 12:21
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o Crkvi, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazno mesto i stara Crkva.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text on the church, with the given data and history ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice demonstration place, and the old church.
Good evening and all the best.
npecanhuk (56360) 2013-08-29 20:08
Beautiful and interesting urban details!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
psamaddar (1089) 2013-08-29 21:01
Nice view and interesting note. good composition and color. well composed.Tfs
macjake (45588) 2013-08-29 21:01
its always interesting to see such photo's from the country of Romania.
good use of the wide angle lens here, allows for the Church to stand very tall and in a way thats dominating the skyline.
bright and colorful presentation of colors too.
looking forward to see more.
Nicou (105767) 2013-08-30 3:10
sueprbe vue de cette église quelle mise en valeur parfaite quelle compo et iamge sueprbe une très belle architecture sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
subhendu_bagchi (21024) 2013-08-30 4:41
this church is surely has an eye catching look. It appears great in such sunny day. You composed your photo with a nice perspective. Like the vast use of road as a foreground detail. Great depth and superb sharpness. Colours are beautiful. An interesting image to watch at. Tfs.
Noel_Byrne (13314) 2013-08-30 4:46
An impressive history behind this imposing building, and what an ominous name for it too! It sounds like the interior of this place would be really specatcular. Lovely shot of the place, a perfect composition for this building, with great leading lines.
Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend.
All the best
dkmurphys (42483) 2013-08-30 6:53
Frumoasa imagine din Brasov, un oras frumos si ingrijit, spre deosebire de mizeria de Pitesti. Vad ca s-au apucat si de renovat portiunea din jurul bisericii, era singura ramasa oarecum aiurea...
ourania (18616) 2013-08-30 8:09
a great composition to present this historic church in its contemporary context. The large foreground and the dynamic white lines make an effective introduction to the subject as they don't distract with details or contrasts and allow our glance to remain on the church. The perspective makes it even more imposing and it's certainly very interesting. I love the role of light and shadow in giving a sense of drama. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
fabbs99 (11102) 2013-08-30 12:04
Very nice perspective and good framing of the church, nice colors and depth, excellent overall quality, as always.TFS.
Graal (92158) 2013-08-30 23:42
interesting view of church in Brasov and informations in note. Good vertical composition (my proposal - cut a bit down). Nice tower with clock. Well presentation.
Have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (105467) 2013-08-31 6:36
Ciao Ovidiu, lovely composition with beautiful Church, great POV, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
josepmarin (56479) 2013-09-02 3:04
the chosen framing gives a good diagonal perspective of the street and of the gorgeous church and the houses of the city.
The blue sky beautifully decorated by some clouds is a good backdrop for the composition.
I like the good light and the real colors of the photo.
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-09-23 20:35
Hello Ividiu, great presentation of a great and historical monument..this church dates many years back in time and it is nice to see nice picture of it today
all the best
jemaflor (74044) 2013-11-12 10:47
Bien cadrée cette église avec un bon effet de profondeur avec cette route en premier plan, jolie lumière, intéressante architecture.
- Copyright: Ovidiu Sotiriu (Schnappilic) (9066)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-02
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Tamron AF SP 10-24mm f/3,5-4,5 Di II LD, RAW, 77 mm HOYA Skylight UV
- Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-08-29 11:15