Medieval perspective (Lund Cathedral)
The Lund Cathedral (Swedish: Lunds domkyrka) is the Lutheran cathedral in Lund, Scania, Sweden. It is the seat of the bishop of Lund of the Church of Sweden.
Lund Cathedral was consecrated in 1145, and contains many well-known artefacts and features of considerable historical interest.
The building of the Cathedral actually began some 65 years earlier in 1080. Its first Archbishop, Ascer, consecrated the high alter in the Crypt in 1123; and his successor, Archbishop Eskil, then consecrated the main cathedral building in 1145.
During the 16th century the Cathedral was restored by the West-phalian stone mason, Adam van Düren, and his sculptured figures can be seen in several parts of the building. In the 19th century the Cathedral was again thoroughly renovated, first by C.G. Brunius, and then by Helgo Zettervall. Further restoration work was undertaken in the period 1954-63 by Eiler Graebe.
Among the Cathedral´s many attractions, there is the magnificent horological artistic masterpiece, Horologium mirabil Lundense, dating from 1424. This early time and dating machine is still in working order with it rotating mechanical figures marking the passage of time. The Crypt is yet guarded by the figure of Giant Finn. There are also three rare bronze pillars with mounted statues from around 1240. The finely carved oak choir stalls are from the middle of the 14th century; and the majestic altar dates from 1398. On the other hand, the fine Absidens mosaic by Joakim Skovgaard, is from the 1920´s.
Art and Architecture
The church was built of sandstone following the Romanesque style of Lombardy (Northern Italy) and the Rhine region (Germany). These influences are evident in the floorplan, the crypt and the arched gallery that decorate the upper floor of the apse.
The cathedral's towers stand 55 meters high and are, with their pyramidical roofs, a landmark on the skyline of Lund and clearly visible from the surrounding wide plain. The towers are not open to the general public. The oldest church bell was made in 1513.
Two bronze doors built by Carl Johan Dyfverman serve as the main entrance. They hold 24 reliefs with motives from the Bible, particularly the Old Testament. Above the doorway, a concrete pediment has three holy men as motives: Jesus Christ, Canute IV of Denmark, and Saint Lawrence.
As a typical Romanesque building, Lund Cathedral is distinctively dark, with only small windows to allow sunshine to pass through. The Latin-cross church has three aisles and a transept. The quire (under the crossing) has splendid gothic choir stalls from the 1370s. The gothic winged-altarpiece of the main chapel of the apse dates from 1398.
The cathedral's south aisle has an information counter, a globe of light and various exhibitions.
Lund is a city in the province of Scania, southern Sweden. The town has 82,800 inhabitants in 2010, out of a municipal total of 110,824. It is the seat of Lund Municipality, Skåne County. The city is believed to have been founded around 990, when Scania belonged to Denmark. It soon became a major Christian center of the Baltic Sea region, at a time when the area was still a frontier area for Christian mission, and within Scandinavia and especially Denmark through the Middle Ages. From 1103 it was the seat of an archbishop. At the center of the city stands the towering Lund Cathedral, built ca 1090-1145.
Lund University, established 1666, is today one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research. (Source: Lund & Wikipedia)
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mohammad_H (9804) 2012-05-26 2:01
چشم انداز دلنشین با اثار معماری بسیار زیبا
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Pleasant with a very beautiful landscape architecture
Construction and unique design with all the details in building facades
Very good angle
Resolution and very good light
Have a nice day
lousat (85018) 2012-05-26 2:25
Hi George,another time a magnificent choice of point of view! What a perspective and what a spectacular architechtures,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-05-26 2:54
This ancient cathedral has been preserved. The focused picture and high quality accurately describes aspects of the architecture. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
timecapturer (49288) 2012-05-26 2:57
exquisite detail in this wonderful POV and composition. Love the textures and the contrast of colours between the two buildings is effective and attractive. A beautiful capture of this impressive tower.
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
tedesse (25133) 2012-05-26 3:19
Interesting look at the Cathedral of Lund. Beautiful architecture is presented in good colors and sharpness. Fantastic note.
Have a nice day
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-05-26 4:10
What a contrast between the two buildings. I like the way you have juxtaposed them . The details are very well captured showing the beautiful architectures. The sharpness and colors are nice. The blue sky makes a nice background.
Sergiom (70578) 2012-05-26 5:37
Un très belle exemple d'une technique bien maitrisée face à des éléments magnifiques. L'effet d'entonnoir donne de la profondeur à l'image et la texture de la pierre est bien reproduite.
cornejo (37671) 2012-05-26 5:44
György Hello, very good pov to take this exciting prospect, very good composition well framed, beautiful and interesting picture with clarity, depth, good color and light. Very good and nice job very well done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Best regards and best wishes.
Gerrit (51684) 2012-05-26 6:09
thatt's a wonderful view on cathedral and old house. Great light, colours and composition.
Graal (101108) 2012-05-26 6:59
Jó napot George,
an interesting mediaval architecture. Amazing tower of cathedral. Good informations and presentation from Lund. Photo is wee composed and done.
Have a nice afternoon.
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-05-26 7:42
I like this composition with all of it textures. Nicely composed.
JFS (32459) 2012-05-26 7:56
I did not expected such an arquitecture in Sweeden, I'm very surprises, anyway, your shot is superb, as always, the composition is incredible and permit us to observe lotds of details. Thanks!
Sonata11 (33717) 2012-05-26 9:06
what a beautiful architecture of this cathedral detailsnad its beauty with a fantastic management of light,colors, perfect sharpness, clarity. An excellent POV and DOF of this vertical composition and an excellent framework as well. Very beautiful and eye catching photo. Perfectly well done. Overall, I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing. Congratulation.
All the best and have a great weekend,
vasilpro (41187) 2012-05-26 10:52
Wonderful composition, interesting architectural details, excellent light management, vivid colors, very good clarity and sharpness, excellent POV, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
bukitgolfb301 (38514) 2012-05-26 14:16
Hi dear George
another gerat historical and artstic architecture!
Great vertical framework and perfect composition.
Many thanks and best regards, Takero
alpi1500 (1518) 2012-05-26 14:30
Nice contrast and excelent colors.
Have a nice day.
siamesa (28105) 2012-05-26 16:33
Boa noite George
Very nice. 1145 is a long time ago and these construction are perfects, I think. Perfect capture and an excellent point of view.
Have a nice Sunday.
emka (89347) 2012-05-26 23:59
fantastic perspective. I like there the fdifferent walls - bricks on the left and grey stones of the cathedral. spectacular composition.
ChrisJ (107129) 2012-05-27 0:45
I like the graphism of the central tower against the deep blue sky & its framing by the 2 other buildings either side. Good sharpness & superb warm vs cold color contrasts. Excellent density & punchy light contrasts with no oe on the highlights. Good color & saturation. Tfs!
jemaflor (91241) 2012-05-27 11:29
A architectural shot perfectly captured, Interesting monuments, nice light and sharpness, Well also the contrast between different walls.
dkmurphys (54465) 2012-05-27 13:34
Very beautiful vertical composition with those old textures of the buildings. Well taken, have a calm night.
Silvio1953 (133736) 2012-05-28 0:41
Ciao George, great perspective on wonderful cathedral, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
npecanhuk (72028) 2012-05-28 6:10
Wow! Wonderful architectural details!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, black & white borders, contrasts and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
mkamionka (33661) 2012-05-29 10:42
beautiful view. I like the original angle at the Lund cathedral. I had the pleasure to visit this temple many years ago but without a camera. I like how you have framed it with the neighboring buildings which also contribute to the medieval atmosphere.
Very good processing which enhances well the clarity, details and colors making the photo really eye catching,
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Olympus C-310 zoom
- Exposure: f/4.6, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-26 1:56