Kalmar Cathedral (Swedish: Kalmar domkyrka) is in the city of Kalmar in Småland in south east Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea.
The new city of Kalmar built on Kvarnholmen around the mid-1700s. The transfer from the old town was largely completed 1658th The new, fortified town was planned after the current renaissance ideals. According to this pattern were placed church and town hall across from each other at a major square Stortorget Kalmar. The cathedral was built, designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder and is one of the foremost examples of barockklassicismens breakthrough in Sweden.Kalmar Cathedral drawing series reflects the complex interaction between the new style, liturgical considerations, tradition and the fortress-city requirements. The work began in 1660, but it was interrupted on several occasions, including when the Scanian War (1675–1679) raged. Construction resumed, and Kalmar Cathedral stood finished in 1703.
Kalmar is a city in Småland in the south-east of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. It had 36,392 inhabitants in 2010 and is the seat of Kalmar Municipality. It is also the capital of Kalmar County, which comprises 12 municipalities with a total of 233,090 inhabitants (2011).
From the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries, Kalmar was one of Sweden's most important cities. Between 1602 and 1913 it was the episcopal see of Kalmar Diocese, with a bishop, and the Kalmar Cathedral from 1702 is still a fine example of classicistic architecture. It became a fortified city, with the still mighty Kalmar Castle as the center. After the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658, Kalmar's importance diminished, until the industry sector was initiated in the 19th century. The city is home to parts of Linnaeus University.
Geographically Kalmar is the main route to the island of Öland thanks to the Öland Bridge. (Source: wikipedia & Kalmar)
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SnapRJW (30115) 2012-04-27 1:03
Hello George - Good side light has revealed lovely detail and modelling in this attractive building. Sharpness and colours are well managed and the clear blue sky acts as a perfect backdrop for the elaborate roof decoration. A lovely neat piece of work. Warm regards rosemary
lousat (73987) 2012-04-27 1:05
Hi Goerge,the perfect postcard of this very nice church,i like the style and the perfect light to take so well te rich colors,incredible to see that there is no people on the pic,it's great!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
bukitgolfb301 (34932) 2012-04-27 1:11
Hello my dear George
A stabele architecture shot!
You are a master of architecture indeed.
Nice vivid color contarst!
Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good last working day, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
ChrisJ (95188) 2012-04-27 1:38
Very nice warm cold colour contrasts between the blue sky & reddish orange façade of the stylish old building. Good sharpness & well composed with effective management of perspective. Nice graphism too. The two green turrets add symmetry. Tfs!
jjcordier (74564) 2012-04-27 1:47
Cette cathédrale baroque ressemble plus à un palais qu'à un édifice religieux. Tu en as réalisé une très bonne photo où tu as exploité au mieux la belle lumière du moment pour nous permettre d'admirer chaque élément de la façade.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-04-27 2:03
A beautiful cathedral with nice architecture. I like the colors created by the light. Nice color contrast between the blue sky and the church. The details, sharpness and colors are excellent.
timecapturer (46547) 2012-04-27 2:30
what a beautiful shot of this amazing Cathedral. Such classic lines and all captured so sharply and in an exquisite light. The colours are so bright and the whole image so appealing. Bravo!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
besnard (52489) 2012-04-27 2:43
Un bon cliché de cet édifice intéressant. Vu de l'extérieur rien ne laisse penser qu'il s'agisse d'un édifice religieux.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
dkmurphys (47690) 2012-04-27 3:05
Very fine postcard with that impressive building. I like the colors of that sunny day.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-04-27 4:16
The architectural style of the cathedral is interesting, and elegant. I appreciate the good clarity of detail. Light and color are excellent. Bravo.
have a nice day
Sonata11 (33203) 2012-04-27 4:35
Fantastic composition and framing with great POV and DOF too of this wonderful Cathedral architecture. Excellent execution. Excellent job with perfect colors, sharpness, clarity of so many details to let us see perfectly well. Thanks for sharing. Like it. Fantastic picture.
Best regards and have a wonderful day,
amaryllis (33778) 2012-04-27 4:38
I come back d'Italy with monuments remarquables, here this cathédrale est de toute beauté architecturale sous une bonne luminosité
jhm (136728) 2012-04-27 5:04
A beautiful cathedral with nice architecture, the perfect postcard of this very nice church.
Splendid picture with high quality.
Sharpness and clarity are very well.
Composition and presentation are pleasant. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Sergiom (56635) 2012-04-27 5:42
J'aime beaucoup ce point de vue au ras du sol qui donne une belle ampleur à ce magnifique bâtiment qui jouit d'un ciel parfait comme arrière plan.
holmertz (38697) 2012-04-27 11:35
Again this almost eternal blue sky, giving you superb contrasts and perfect colours. With all these pictures from Sweden you may deceive people to believe they will guaranteed enjoy fine weather if they visit Sweden in the summer. How surprised they will be to arrive in a normal summer.
vasilpro (40881) 2012-04-27 13:05
Wonderful composition with a beautiful Cathedral, interesting architecture, excellent light management and contrast, vivid colors, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
npecanhuk (62564) 2012-04-27 20:05
Very beautiful Cathedral!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, contrasts, horizontal format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
emka (75143) 2012-04-27 23:40
Fine postcard from Kalmar. Beautiful facade in nice warm colours, well chosen POV, nice light. Lovely presentation.
have a nice weekend
SWEETFREEDOM (22002) 2012-04-27 23:41
big and austere religious building, good slight side p.o.v. and light.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-04-28 14:45
bella immagine con una inquadratura piena della cattedrale dalla bella colorazione e dalla lavorata architettura,
siamesa (27733) 2012-04-29 15:43
Boa noite george
This cathedral is very beautiful. The architectural details and the towers are really beautiful.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Olympus C-310 zoom
- Exposure: f/4.1, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-27 0:41