Cathedral entrance, Kalmar
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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dta (70913) 2012-05-02 1:14
Hello George ,
Orange against blue , always a success . And this is also an excellent framing of this beautiful façade , with a perfect symetry .
dkmurphys (52177) 2012-05-02 1:34
Very fine capture of the attractive facade. I like the colors and the contrasts. Well taken!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-05-02 2:37
I like this tightly framed entrance with lovely yellow facade and green door. The blue sky makes a nice background and good color contrast. The image is very sharp and full of details.
jhm (143429) 2012-05-02 3:32
Nice detailed picture with these facade with different decorations.
Good perspective and depth image.
Very high quality and sharpness picture.
Composition and presentation are pleasant. TFS.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-05-02 5:11
Centered perspective pleasantly and effectively describes the building. Harmonious colors are correct. Light and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
npecanhuk (69476) 2012-05-02 5:18
Wonderful architectural details!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, black & white borders and symmetrical composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
ChrisJ (103503) 2012-05-02 5:34
Good control over perspective in this fine upward view of the building, with superb sharpness & a marvellous warm vs cold colour contrast between the blue sky & amber coloured facade of the building. Tfs!
timecapturer (49288) 2012-05-02 5:43
an imposing and impressive looking cathedral. Love the POV that displays its beauty and imposition perfectly. Sublime ochre colurs and textures that stand out against the blue sky so gloriously.
Regards - Brian.
Royaldevon (32993) 2012-05-02 5:53
A fine upward pov emphasises the grandeur of the building. The regularity of the architecture demands this fine, symmetrical composition. I approve of the way you fill the frame with sharp details, it gives it an almost 3D effect.
Have a great day,
amaryllis (35597) 2012-05-02 5:57
quelle belle architecture de cette cathédrale et un très bon cadrage également
une blle lumière
Sergiom (66163) 2012-05-02 6:52
Une magnifique contre plongée qui donne une ampleur formidable à la cathédrale. Les couleurs sont magnifiques allumées par une lumière spectaculaire.
abmdsudi (46176) 2012-05-02 9:33
Excellent narratives. This spectacular shot, a majestic view closeup in such nice But the colors are always the attraction, so striking as displayed here at the same time they also provide outstanding contrast to the picture. This is another excellent photo packed with minute details, worth your effort. Thank you and congratulations, TFS
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-05-02 9:53
A really intersting composition with excellent light, clarity and sharpness as usual we found in your gallery! i love your POV and the sky color which complements very nice the building..excllent job, well composed and well seen! very well done
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-05-02 11:46
Splendid architecture taken in a strong light with vivid colors. Good effect!
All the best!
mesutilgim (88472) 2012-05-02 12:23
Hello dear George,
Nice BAarock fassade with perfect crop and nice light.
Nice bright colors and a perfect matched frame.
Again a perfect TE entry with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
prasun984 (5590) 2012-05-02 22:25
very good photo of this interesting building with the beautiful play of warm light, good pov, sharpness and color, very good job excellently done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
macjake (60564) 2012-05-09 7:41
strong stance inside the frame.
I really like these architectural photo's where its almost full-frame. the building takes notice and wants to be noticed.
alot to see here, well captured.