St. Elisabeth Cathedral, Kosice
The St. Elisabeth Cathedral (Slovak: Dóm svätej Albety, Hungarian: Szent Erzsébet-székesegyház, German: Dom der Heiligen Elisbeth) is a Gothic cathedral in Koice. It is Slovakia's biggest church.
The record on the existence of Koice dating from 1230 in connected with that on the existence of the rectory church. In the process of the settlement's transformation from a rural community into a town, all its periods of success and failures had been reflected on St. Elizabeth's Cathedral. According to historic data the present-day cathedral was built on the site of an edifice of older date which was consecrated to St. Elisabeth as well. It was referred to in the document of Pope Martin V of the year 1283 and in the letter of 1290, which stated that Eger bishop Andrew II exempted Koice parish from the dean's sphere of jurisdiction.
This medieval monument was built in the High Gothic style between 1378 and 1508 in several stages on the site of a parish church that burned down in 1370, in memory of Saint Elisabeth of Hungary, the patrona of all armed mercenaries and also Portugal.
The cathedral was often damaged by calamities (1556) and underwent numerous restorations. The most extensive restoration works took place in the years 1877-1896 by the drafts of Imre Steindl. The northern tower was completed in 1775, while the southern, Matthias tower in 1904. During the last phase of the restoration a crypt was built under the northern nave of the cathedral. In 1906 the remains of Francis II Rákóczi and his friends from Rodosto were buried there.
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snunney (86222) 2010-06-25 2:09
A very good composition of this magnificent cathedral. Captured under a sympathetic ambient light complemented by natural colours and very good clarity. Well done.
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2010-06-25 3:03
Very interesting cathedra, marvelous architecture, very fine colors, superb contrast and sharp. Original frame. Good note.
Silvio1953 (125349) 2010-06-25 4:08
Ciao Csaba, wonderful POV on fantastic architecture, beautiful composition with walking people, splendid natural colors, very well done my young friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Sergiom (62672) 2010-06-25 5:15
Superbe architecture. Le point de vue et le cadrage sont excellents. La gestion de la lumičre est impeccable et les passants dimensionnent le tout.
sabermonajati (9697) 2010-06-25 5:31
this cathedral has excellent architecture and you shot
sandpiper (6788) 2010-06-25 7:12
Beautiful looking church. I like the inclussion o fthe people. Good POV and sharpness.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-06-26 3:50
Nagyszerű fotó, két "legyet" (épületet) ütöttél egy csapásra. Nagyon jó pozíciót találtál a fotózáshoz, mindkét épület részletei/formái szépen érvényesülnek, kísértetiesen hasonló képet készítettem erről a látványról, így mutat jól mindkét épület a leginkább, szerintem is.
Kellemes napot és hétvégét kívánok, teljes elmerülésben a foci világbajnokságban!
serp2000 (40858) 2011-01-24 9:52
Good presentation of Kosice. Unfortunatelly, I have been in the west part of Slovakia only. Beautiful architecture and fine composition.
Thanks for comment of Goesser and bike.
Greetings from Ural,
npecanhuk (67310) 2011-01-24 10:02
Attractive architecture picture!
I specially like the chosen pov, the composition, the management of light and the colors!
I miss a tiny bit more of sharpness and contrasts!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Csaba Witz (csabagaba) (6578)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC R1, ZeissVario-SonnarT*14,3-71,5 f/ 2,8-4,8
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-25 2:00