Tag: church

Dec 3, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Vaulted Ceilings of St Aubin

Picture of the Day: The Vaulted Ceilings of St Aubin

Photograph by Luc Viatour | http://www.Lucnix.be Seen here are the amazing vaulted ceilings and dome of St Aubin’s Cathedral in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium. St Aubin’s is the only cathedral in Belgium in the Late Baroque style and was built between 1751 and 1767. Inside, all colour is avoided, replaced by architectural enrichments and the…

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Apr 1, 2014

Picture of the Day: Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square

Picture of the Day: Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square

SAINT BASIL’S CATHEDRAL RED SQUARE, MOSCOW Photograph by iwillbehomesoon Website | Flickr | Google+ | 500px | Instagram In this fantastic night-time capture by iwillbehomesoon, we see the iconic Saint Basil’s Cathedral in the Red Square, Moscow, Russia. The former church, which is now a museum, was built from 1555–61 on orders…

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Dec 18, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Flying Cathedral

Picture of the Day: The Flying Cathedral

THE FLYING CATHEDRAL Photograph by Böhringer Friedrich Seen here is the amazing “Flying Cathedral” by Jan Kaeser and Matin Zimmermann. The hot air balloon is a replica of the Abbey of Saint Gall, a Roman Catholic religious complex in the city of St. Gallen in present-day Switzerland. The Abbey has existed since…

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Dec 5, 2013

The World’s Largest Monastery Library is in Austria and it’s Beautiful

The World’s Largest Monastery Library is in Austria and it’s Beautiful

© Jorge Royan / http://www.royan.com.ar / CC-BY-SA-3.0 Admont Abbey is a Benedictine monastery located on the Enns River in the town of Admont, Austria. It is the oldest remaining monastery in Styria and contains the largest monastic library in the world. The abbey is known for its Baroque architecture, art, and manuscripts. [Source] While…

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Aug 28, 2013

Picture of the Day: Cologne Cathedral During WWII

Picture of the Day: Cologne Cathedral During WWII

COLOGNE CATHEDRAL DURING WWII Photograph via Kevin Trotman (The Rocketeer on Flickr) Seen here is an aerial black and white photo of the famous Cologne Cathedral during WWII. Kevin Trotman (The Rocketeer on Flickr) said he found the photo along with 19 others tucked inside a book that he bought for $1…

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Aug 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Unreal Ceiling Fresco in Germany

Picture of the Day: Unreal Ceiling Fresco in Germany

UNREAL CEILING FRESCO IN GERMANY Photograph by Berthold Werner Painted on the nave of St. Paulinus’ Church in Trier, Germany, is this incredible fresco by Rococo artist Christoph Thomas Scheffler (1699-1756). The fresco portrays scenes from the life of St Paulinus and depictions of the martyrdom of the Theban Legion. A Baroque…

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May 21, 2013

Picture of the Day: Strahov Monastery’s Theological Hall

Picture of the Day: Strahov Monastery’s Theological Hall

Strahov Monastery’s Theological Hall Photograph by RUDI (RUDOLF) MOERKL Strahov Monastery is a Premonstratensian abbey founded in 1143 by Bishop Jindřich Zdík, Bishop John of Prague, and Duke Vladislav II. It is located in Strahov, Prague, Czech Republic. In 1670 Jeroným Hirnheim, a philosopher and theologian became the abbot of Strahov. His…

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May 8, 2013

Hypnotic Views of the Sagrada Familia Ceiling by Clement Celma

Hypnotic Views of the Sagrada Familia Ceiling by Clement Celma

Clement Celma is a photographer, videographer and designer based in Barcelona, Spain. In his wonderful photo series on Gaudi Architecture (many taken with a fisheye lens), Celma captures the organic beauty of Gaudi’s intricate designs. In the select images below, we check out the awe-inspiring ceiling of Sagrada Familia, a Roman Catholic church in…

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Jan 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: Villers Abbey, Belgium

Picture of the Day: Villers Abbey, Belgium

VILLERS ABBEY, BELGIUM Photograph by Abbaye de Villers The Abbaye de Villers (Villers Abbey), situated in the commune of Villers-la-Ville (Belgium) in grounds of more than 36 hectares, is a destination imbued with history. It was founded in the 12th Century, under the aegis of Saint Bernard. Today, its ruins give an…

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Oct 29, 2012

Amazing Vertical Panoramas of Church Ceilings

Amazing Vertical Panoramas of Church Ceilings

The Sifter has already profiled the fantastic work of Richard Silver for his New York Sliced series. In his ongoing exploration of his hometown city of New York, Richard takes us on a tour of beautifully designed church ceilings around NYC. Each photo is a vertical panorama composed of 6-10 photos stitched together. Shooting…

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