The St. Michael Chapel (on the right side)
The St. Michael Chapel (Slovak: Kaplnka sv. Michala) is a Gothic Chapel in Koice, Slovakia. It was probably erected in the first half of the 14th century. It was built as a cemetery chapel inside the town walls in the place of the present-day park at Hlavná ulica (English: Main Street). The lower part of the chapel was initially an ossarium, the upper one served for offices for the deceased.
The patron of the dead, Saint Michael the Archangel, trampling the Devil, is shown on the facade. The archangels Raphael and Gabriel are on his sides. In the interior, there is a nice stone tabernacle, the ornamental sculpture Ecce Homo and rests of wall paintings from the Middle Ages. The first municipal coat of arms in Europe (dated back to 1369) is situated above the door leading to the vestry.
The chapel served as a Slovak church whereas the St. Elisabeth Cathedral was a German and Hungarian church.
During the rebuilding in the years 19021904, they pulled down the northern aisle (it was erected in 1508) and bricked 17 old gravestones (coming from the 14th till 17th century) into the exterior walls of the chapel to save them from destruction.
Cathedral of St. Elisabeth (ont the left side)
Almost all monuments of Koice are concentrated in the historical core of the town, size of which makes it the biggest Town Monument Reserve of Slovakia. The spindle-shaped Hlavné námestie square of Koice is the heart of the town and rightly considered one of the most beautiful squares in Slovakia. It is closed to traffic and skirted by numerous wonderful historical buildings. The most valuable monuments are situated in its centre. The dominant of the square and the town is the monumental Gothic Cathedral of St. Elisabeth. 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.
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-06-12 0:30
Hello George! Wonderful architecture. Nice lightness. Beautiful colors. Good capture. Fantastic picture. Well done!
besnard (53515) 2008-06-12 0:38
Une superbe église avec un toit magnifique qui me fait penser aux hospices de Beaune en France. L'architecture est intéressante et le tout est bien cadré.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
ls7902 (7328) 2008-06-12 0:39
An impressive chapel. I like the decorative pattern & detail on the roof & dome ... maybe typical of the eastern chapels & churches. Good color & saturation. Regards. Latiff.
mauro61 (52623) 2008-06-12 0:44
ciao George, ottima inquadratura di questa stupenda architettura.
un bellissimo cielo e colori fantastici.
dareco (17134) 2008-06-12 0:54
This is fantastic!!! Perfect colors and sharpness. Very amazing architecture!! TFS and have a happy day!
Paolo (41222) 2008-06-12 1:53
Hi George, fantastic iew, a great imapct, with that massive cathedral, colorful, excellent quality, light and perfec tPOV.
snunney (83631) 2008-06-12 2:27
A very good composition of this massive cathedral which totally dominates the chapel next door. The architectural detail looks splendid under a beautiful ambient light. Superb colours and clarity. Very well done.
ChrisJ (97786) 2008-06-12 2:44
Hi Hello George
A superb capture of both the Chapel & the Cathedral, with good sharpness & colour. I like the reticulated diamond pattern on the roof. Tfs!
Cretense (68689) 2008-06-12 2:44
What an impressive building, magnificent church! you have proven so many times your talent in architecture photography, no need to comment anything. Fabulous job once again! Congratulations!
amaryllis (34765) 2008-06-12 3:20
superbe église avec une architecture remarquable et des toits aussi de toute beauté
tres bon cadrage et une bonne luminosité
Buin (42324) 2008-06-12 4:02
What a splendour and magnificence! I like that one can see many many architectural details here - one more beautiful than the other. You have had a very favourable light here. For me a perfect photo.
Greetings from rainy Germany!
TopGeo (38202) 2008-06-12 4:22
Hello George! Fantastic architecture shot here. Nice lightness. Beautiful colors. Good impressive building, magnificent church this cathedral capture. Wonderful picture.Very nice POV Well done!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2008-06-12 4:48
Technical quality once again made the difference. Clearness is very good and the accessible details are numerous. The superb monument, and profits from a very beautiful light.
Have a nice day
jurek1951 (42156) 2008-06-12 4:52
Very beautiful shot, well composed and so clear. Also great colors and focus.Wonderful architecture.
asajernigan (21148) 2008-06-12 5:04
Excellent POV for this shot having the church in the bright sunlight with the foreground in shadow. The lighting and colors are great as is the sharpness and detail. The people give us a nice sense of the scale of this church. The blue sky provides a nice backdrop for the shot.
izmirli (3987) 2008-06-12 5:30
merhaba dear george
wonderful architecture picture and composition.wonderful interesting st.Michael chapel and colours.well done my friend.
greetings from Istanbul.
carper (96) 2008-06-12 5:48
very beautiful George,
good pov.nice composition and exelent contrast here, very good photojob I like it, have a nice day.
danyy (0) 2008-06-12 6:30
une photo parfaite dans les lumičres, mais pas des meilleures dans les couleurs, il y a une dominante rosée dans les nuages qui est un peu gęnante.
La photo est trčs nette et le POV donne beaucoup de valeur ŕ ce batiment.
leo61 (0) 2008-06-12 9:56
Good POV and great perspective.I like the composition with the long diagonal and the couple walking there.Good colors and contrast.
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-06-12 10:43
Superb architecture !
And your picture is as good as it, with great framing and superb warm tones.
xavshot (69835) 2008-06-12 12:16
trčs impressionnante cette architecture. Tu l'as bien mise ne valeur avec cette belle lumičre. J'aime bien tous les détails que l'on peut distinguer. Bravo.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-06-12 12:29
two beautiful architectures, i like the roof of both monument, well framed, including the couple, and as always a fine exposure
paura (47166) 2008-06-12 14:23
Amazingarchitecture shapes here, friend. The technical managemewnt are also very nice to show this beautiful building.
lilimih33 (9918) 2008-06-12 23:47
Wonderful church, great architecture!
Perfect detaila nd clarity and beautiful colours in your picture!
Nice point of view!
UnTrained (0) 2008-06-13 0:02
powerful building very good presented against that sky, just the right time for a capture. You achieved to catch all the fine details by the good sharpness, impressing cathedral.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Graal (97425) 2008-06-13 1:05
Jó napot George,
an interesting place in Kosice. Very nice architecture of cathedral. Well quality of photo. Fine document and informations.
PixelTerror (0) 2008-06-13 2:13
When I visited Kosice some 15 years ago everything was under repair, now I can see that this work had paid in regiving the city its past splendor, nice photo where the shade it ideally proportionned to have the subject stand out better.
Have a nice day JY
Tue (27696) 2008-06-13 2:57
This is a really gorgeous photo of this beautiful cathedral. The quality is excellent, the many great details are very well visible, wonderful, rich decorations. The sunlight is also splendid and adds lovely, warm colours to the photo. Thanks a lot for sharing!
jhm (139094) 2008-06-13 4:30
This is wonderful what you here show to us, excellent composition and lovely colours.
I find the roofs extraordinarily with the different decorations.
Also the quality and presentation are superb.
Very well done.
Have a nice weekend,
dorte_s_t (2287) 2008-06-13 9:18
Hi George .
A very interesting chapel and cathedral . Your note is excellent !
Your photo is well balanced , great lighting which enhances the fine ornamentation of the cathedral !!
Have a nice weekend !
Silvio1953 (122043) 2008-06-14 0:27
Hi George, great view of fantastic architecture, splendid sharp composition by great POV, wonderful light and colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
chrkont (4005) 2008-06-14 2:02
One more amazing building with great capture of you. Excellent POV and very good details and sharpness.
Have a good weekend
Regards from Greece
gildasjan (41582) 2008-06-14 10:37
Ici encore une trčs belle architecture pleine de détails et les couleurs sont en plein accord avec le ciel.Du beau job.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-06-14 23:39
Amazing colours and light in this very nice composition. Excellent details and light prefectily managed.
TFS and have a nice Sunday
bostankorkulugu (42046) 2008-06-15 0:06
i used to have a friend from kosice, a doctor, katerina... i should call her, thanks for making me remeber her george... looks like a beautiful city... good shot with the people walking by... a good sunday for you my friend...
ocskaymarci (2668) 2008-06-15 3:01
Nagyon tetszik ez a kép, ebből a szögből inkább a székesegyház robosztusságát mutatja meg (a másik oldalról szerintem karcsúbbnak tűnik).
Kiváló a kompozíció is, semmilyen fölösleges elem nincs a képen. Remekül sikerült kép, gratulálok!
Találkozunk június végén ! ;) Üdv,
Greg1949 (9011) 2008-06-15 8:13
George, what a beautiful cathedral you have captured here. The chple in the fg almost gets lost, the note makes it plain. Your color and detail are fantastic, great capture and presentation.
robertosalguero (246) 2008-06-16 0:59
This chapel is large and beautiful. The details stand out very nicely to reveal an intricate design. Nice light and colours and the inclusion of people to give the image more life. Nice work with the angle to capture the building. Cheers :-)
Bluejeans (64249) 2008-06-20 11:18
Que bela igreja tem uma arquitectura muito bela cheia de detalhes , gostei do ponto de visăo com a estrada em diagonal , bom contraste de cores, parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Picturesque Kosice [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-06-12 0:26