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Basilica of St James (Bazilika sv. Jakuba)

Basilica of St James (Bazilika sv. Jakuba)

This massive three-aisled basilica with a long, high chancel is the third longest church building in Prague. The church was founded in 1232, and was rebuilt in Baroque style in the 18th century. The choir is home to an organ dated back to 1705. The Basilica of St James is currently also the venue for organ concerts. The church was built at the Minorite Monastery founded under King Wenceslas I in connection with the establishment of Prague's Old Town. One of the most attractive churches in the town, the coronation feast for the royal couple, John of Bohemia (John the Blind) and Elisabeth of Bohemia, was held here in 1311, After a destructive fire in the monastery, in 1319 King John of Bohemia founded a new Gothic church which was completed by Emperor Charles IV in 1374. The top of the vault rose up as much as 30 meters and was one of the three longest Royal Cathedrals in Prague. This was also often the site of royal funeral ceremonies. It was here where the body of Charles IV was shown in an exquisite catafalque, surrounded by five hundred candles; in 1577 Emperor Maxmilian II was temporarily interred here.After the fire of 1689, architect Jan Šimon Pánek remodelled the church in the Baroque style. Structural work was completed in 1702, while the interior work was carried out from 1736 – 1739. The change erased the Gothic shapes and forms from the exterior of the church, but the original floor plan remained the same, as did part of the walls from the early 14th century.

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Bill Klein25-May-2017 17:43
Superb! V!
Fabienne26-Apr-2017 19:19
Belle perspective et beaux détails. Ce plafond est magnifique.
Konrad Busslinger16-Apr-2017 20:05
It isn't easy to get this ceiling like that, bravo José. V
Astroid Photography03-Apr-2017 19:37
Beautiful work. V
William Barletta31-Mar-2017 21:39
A very impressive perspective ~V~
Peterfree21-Mar-2017 21:32
Beautiful image. Stunning perspective en excellent details. Well done! V
Russell Tunny19-Mar-2017 13:20
Obviously dimly lit, great result. V!
Milan Vogrin18-Mar-2017 16:48
Superb! V
Buz Kiefer15-Mar-2017 20:14
This is splendid. Very beautiful. Vote.
Gill Kopy14-Mar-2017 01:31
Wow - fabulous shot of this magnificent ceiling V
Ann Cleeves13-Mar-2017 18:11
A magnificent ceiling, and a magnificent image!
Zoltán Balogh13-Mar-2017 08:35
Awesome! V
janescottcumming12-Mar-2017 22:11
Wow, impressive! V
victorswan12-Mar-2017 19:26
Very nice composition from this beautiful work on the ceiling great Work Jose BV
Helen Betts12-Mar-2017 17:25
What a gorgeous ceiling, and an excellent capture of it. V.
Marcia Rules12-Mar-2017 17:20
a well thought out POV. this is mesmerizing ~ V
Torarinn Olafsson (Toti)12-Mar-2017 17:06
Well done.
Walter Otto Koenig12-Mar-2017 16:16
Very nice perspective of this beautiful ceiling. It conveys such a sense of depth. "V"
Tom Munson12-Mar-2017 16:05
This is beautiful, Jose.
bill friedlander12-Mar-2017 16:02
Super shot with a great sense of height and depth. V
Jim Coffman12-Mar-2017 16:01
Beautifully captured, Jose!!
cobler12-Mar-2017 15:32
Perfect alignment of this composition....V
Nick Paoni12-Mar-2017 14:42
It's amazing that the artists can do that beautiful work on the ceiling.
Frank Tran12-Mar-2017 14:36
Superb shot. V+
Neil Marcus12-Mar-2017 14:10
An amazing ceiling
Jeff Real12-Mar-2017 14:05
I love studying these details in your fine image ~V~
Jola Dziubinska12-Mar-2017 13:35
Amazing ceiling! Perfect pov to show its grandeur and beauty. V.
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