Photographer's Note

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.

Post pro: Adjusted brightness -10 and contrast +5, increased saturation +10 and in greens +15, resized for TE, USM 120/0.9/5, framed and saved for Web.

This is my 5th contribution to the Turning Autumn Hunt:
5. The oldest architecture where you live.

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Additional Photos by Kaj Nordstrom (kajenn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 240 N: 845] (2442)
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