The eastern part of the Cathedral in Lund is known as the Apse and this is of course the part of the building surrounding the High Altar. Together with the northern doorway it's the oldest part of the cathedral, accredited to Regnerus.
The Apse was completed around 1160 in consultation with church architects on both sides of the English Channel and the Rhineland as well as Italy. It's really representing the most outstanding part of the cathedral's exterior and is a three-story masterpiece of Romanesque architecture.
From the massive base rises a colonnade attached to the main wall. On the next level the dimension of depth is more tangible with windows and pillars freed from the wall. Finally the colonnade gallery on the third level allows air and light to combine - thus drawing the attention upwards.
The crypt with 41 cross-vaults is situated below the Apse.
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This is my 5th contribution to the Turning Autumn Hunt:
5. The oldest architecture where you live.
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pamastro (7218) 2004-09-10 1:03
This is a very beautiful piece of architecture. Very beautiful, simple, lines and very nice masonry. I really like all the arches, especially those at the bottom that have such a deep dark feel to them. The person adds a nice amount of scale to this. His head facing down and lazy walk also seems to add a bit to this. Like something that is now quiet and was once a bustling area. And I think the trees are an excellent frame to the church. The transition to light is nicely seen on the outside here, also. From those dark arches at the bottom moving up and then finally to an explosion of light reflecting off the overexposed roof. Nicely done. You're moving right along this new hunt.
orme (7205) 2004-09-10 12:18
Good composition, Kaj. Beautiful architecture. This is a very interesting building - a nice mixture of curves and arches - that seems to want to go unnoticed. I like to think that one of those lower windows belongs to your crypt shot. Nicely framed with the trees on either side.
- Copyright: Kaj Nordstrom (kajenn) (2406)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-07
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus C-750UZ, JPEG 50 ISO
- Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Cathedral of Lund and around... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-09 11:09