Cathedral of St. Elisabeth
The dominant of the square and the town of Koice is the monumental Gothic St Elisabeth Minster. This building, rather isolated from the rest of the square, is the largest church of Slovakia and the easternmost situated Gothic cathedral of western type in Europe.
Its longitudinal axis is 60.5 m and its transversal axis is 39.5 m long. The northern tower of the dome is 58.5 m tall. Construction of the church proceeded under the royal supervision in several stages from 1380 while some assert that it is still not finished. Originally, the church was designed as a five-nave basilica. Under the pressure of natural disasters and wars the resulting form was different; it became the five-nave dome with crossed nave.
In spite of adjustments in new styles after fires and earthquakes in the 19th century the Cathedral of Koice preserved numerous original Gothic elements and valuable artistic features. They include, for example, the wonderful northern portal with the tympanum representing the Last Judgement.
The medieval gargoyle in the south-western corner of the church is also interesting. It is supposed that it has a form of woman, in particular the wife of the famous royal constructor Stephan. This is how he allegedly punished his wife for drinking too much wine.
Special attention must be paid to the main altar of St Elisabeth built in the years 1474-1477. It contains the largest European set of 48 Gothic table paintings. Dutch and German influence on the sculptures and paintings is obvious. Liturgical objects include the most valuable works of important goldsmith J. Szilassy from the 18th century, which are classified as the national cultural monument.
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ChrisJ (101900) 2008-06-06 2:10
A good interior shot of this impressive cathedral, with good sharpness & color, & excellent repetition of the vaulted arches. Tfs!
dareco (17134) 2008-06-06 2:23
This cathedral is just as spectacular inside as out!! A very nice picture with perfect lighting and detail. Excellent pov. TFS and have a great day!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2008-06-06 2:23
In spite of a little over-exposure very difficult to avoid in a church, the image is spectacular and descriptive. You highlighted with brilliance, the complexity and the drawing of the vaults, very high and impressive. Congratulations.
Have a nice day
ktanska (25325) 2008-06-06 2:24
Wide angle vertical shot fits well with this tall gothic church. Ardhes are well presented. Bright light coming through windows adds divine feeling.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-06-06 2:33
Hello George! Fantastic POV. Amazing perspective. Perfect capture. Very good work. Good luck!
John_F_Kennedy (43299) 2008-06-06 3:25
I like your inside yiew. It is very beautiful photo. Good composition and nice colours.
snunney (87420) 2008-06-06 4:11
A very good capture of these soaring gothic arches. The light is managed reasonably well in obviously difficult circumstances. Thus, despite the inevitable over-exposure in the area of the windows the detail of the architectural is very well captured.
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-06-06 9:49
Amazing perspective here !
I like a lot how you composed with geometrics, nice job,
jurek1951 (42190) 2008-06-06 11:33
Excellent colour and light,great composition. nice geometry and perspective.
UnTrained (0) 2008-06-06 14:03
a wonderful POV to include the ceiling parts and give them good light. The background is very hot and it must have been difficult to find any balance.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
izmirli (3987) 2008-06-06 23:26
merhaba dear george
magnignificent cathedral and composition.magnificent height and dentails.well done my friend.
Cretense (68691) 2008-06-07 7:14
Amazing interior, fantastic photo! fantastic framing and balanced composition, great details and great light managment. okay, some spots are a little bit overexposed but I can't see a way to avoid unless you used some kind of HDR method. Congratulations!
hay_kes (30480) 2008-06-07 10:20
This interior is really magnificient!! Very beautiful perspective. A fantastic picture. TFS.
Have a nice weekend.
danyy (0) 2008-06-07 15:48
des lumières difficiles qui finisssent en surexposition.
Il fallait à mon avis un peu sous-exposer l'ensemble.
Belle idée de grandeur avec ce cadrage et de POV.
paura (47166) 2008-06-07 20:16
A top interesting architecture pic for this
gothic cathedral. Very nice, friend.
ifanik (21679) 2008-06-07 20:34
Good morning my friend
Impressive photo today
Beautiful colours and POV
This cathredal is very beautiful
Graal (99174) 2008-06-07 23:37
Jó napot George,
amazing and great interior of cathedral. An interesting architecture. Well done photo.
jhm (142067) 2008-06-08 1:18
High and spectacular with this wonderful ceiling.
Very well composition George, maybe one small tip, beneath see we a little bit overexposure above the altar, with a tool of photo shop can you this totally solve.
But I like your picture.
have a nice sunday,
Silvio1953 (127002) 2008-06-08 2:24
Hi George, fantastic perspective and splendid light, great view of superb architecture, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jaywalker (16101) 2008-06-08 12:50
Hi George, I am aware people are mentioning the word overexposed, however I call it strong light, this & the stunning golden colours create a lovely picture, the roof is a gorgeous piece of art & the vertical composition works wonderfully well, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
robertosalguero (246) 2008-06-09 21:53
Gothic churches are beautiful. Their high arched celings give so much space inside. Excellent perspective of this interior. The warm colours add a more pleasnt view of the structure and details. Good work George.
Bluejeans (64249) 2008-06-16 11:59
Lindo o interior desta Catedral com o tecto em estilo gótico , tem uma altura imensa , bons detalhes, parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
NMaverick (0) 2008-06-25 1:46
Hi George, this is a nice one too. Although the bottom of the frame is far too bright, the rest is well exposed. Why not try a grad layer to fix the different exposure results in PS? The framing is good and the details sharp and clean.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-23
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Picturesque Kosice, Beautiful church interiors from Europe [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-06-06 2:06