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Amsterdam.Nicolaaskerk
13-DEC-2014

Amsterdam.Nicolaaskerk

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Nicolaaskerk (St. Nicholas Church) is one of the first Amsterdam monuments most visitors spot. So it mystifies me that this majestic church, which towers over the newer edifices around it, isn't a more prominent tourist attraction; indeed, its popularity is dwarfed by that of the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), Oude Kerk (Old Church) and Westerkerk (Western Church). At 58 meters tall, the Baroque dome toward the rear is one of the most noticeable features of the church, a seamless mix of neo-Baroque and neo-Renaissance elements; two shorter towers rise from either side of the church's entrance. Architect Adrianus Bleijs built the cruciform church between 1884 and 1887, at a time when neo-Gothic architecture was favored for Catholic churches; visitors need only look back at P.J.H. Cuyper's Central Station, completed in 1889, for a prime example of the typical neo-Gothic architecture of the day

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Dave Berry30-Mar-2015 23:17
Another beautiful night shot. That church, as so many of the old ones are, is spectacular. V
Chris Gibbins22-Jan-2015 00:28
Great night shot - I like the movement in the boat.
Jean D07-Jan-2015 04:36
Beautiful night image. Well captured, Jose. ~V
Yiannis Pavlis03-Jan-2015 04:20
Great shot ,nicely done.V
Julie Oldfield22-Dec-2014 17:31
Nice! Great blur. V
lucanton22-Dec-2014 17:17
Superbe cette photo de nuit! V
Ceya22-Dec-2014 15:19
Fantastic night shot, Jose! Festive mood! Well done! V
Ika Zinka Eferl22-Dec-2014 14:08
Really beautiful night shot!*V*
Guest 22-Dec-2014 14:07
Really beautiful night shot!*V*
Dennis Hoyne22-Dec-2014 03:34
A lively night shot, beautiful! I love the action.
Mildred Alpern22-Dec-2014 02:34
Magnificent color and light...gold brilliance. V
Marcia Colelli22-Dec-2014 01:19
Very beautiful night capture. Lovely colors and reflections. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year V
Pieter Bos22-Dec-2014 01:15
Beautiful night shot! V.
Carol Rollins22-Dec-2014 00:21
Golden beauty. Great lighting and reflections.
Stephanie21-Dec-2014 23:16
Beautiful night scene Jose! I like the movement of the boat! V
JSB PHOTOGRAPHS21-Dec-2014 22:59
Beautiful lighting. ~V~
larose forest photos21-Dec-2014 22:14
Mesmerizing shot, so golden against the night sky. V
Helen Betts21-Dec-2014 21:51
The light is just lovely in this beautiful composition. V.
Ken Chambers ARPS21-Dec-2014 21:31
An superb night shot, Jose
Raymond21-Dec-2014 21:29
Gorgeous night shot
bill burke21-Dec-2014 21:16
Beautifully done!! V
Chris Morton21-Dec-2014 20:50
you really bring it alive at night
peterjay4521-Dec-2014 20:45
Nicely done!
Jim Coffman21-Dec-2014 20:40
Very nice capture,Jose!
Martin Lamoon21-Dec-2014 20:32
An excellent night shot.
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