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St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála svatého Víta)
05-MAR-2017

St. Vitus Cathedral (Katedrála svatého Víta)



This Gothic cathedral, the spiritual symbol of the Czech state, was founded in 1344 on the site of the original Romanesque rotunda. The construction took nearly 600 years and was finally completed in 1929. Its impressive interior is home to such wonders as the beautifully decorated St Wenceslas Chapel with the tomb of St Wenceslas, the crypt where Czech kings are buried, and the Crown Chamber, where the Crown Jewels are kept. The main and the largest Prague temple, spiritual symbol of the Bohemian state. It has been built in place where the episcopate was located, and later the archiepiscopate. In the choir, there is the bishops’ tribune, or cathedra, thus the term cathedral.
On the 23rd April 1997, Cardinal Miroslav Vlk issued a decree on the basis of which the object acquired its original name again, Cathedral of St. Vitus, Václav and Vojtěch. The cathedral has been consecrated to three saints: Prince Václav (canonized later) established the third church at the Castle around 925 - Rotunda of St. Vitus. He did so because he received a precious relic as a gift from the Saxon Emperor Henry I the Fowler - a bone from St. Vitus’ arm, which was deposited in the built rotunda. When St. Václav was murdered, the rotunda became a place of his tomb, and he himself became a patron and saint of all Czechs. His sanctuary is still here today. The third saint to whom the cathedral has been consecrated is St. Vojtěch (or Adalbert), the second Bohemian bishop, killed during a missionary journey to the Prussians at the Elbe valley. His remains were brought back in 1039 and buried in the annex building to the rotunda.

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KAI-WING LEUNG31-Mar-2017 03:01
Very nice fisheye effect, good light and detail! V
Julie Oldfield20-Mar-2017 00:50
Awesome! V
Gill Kopy18-Mar-2017 00:43
A very cool effect created with the fisheye - what a fabulous cathedral ! V
Buz Kiefer17-Mar-2017 20:12
Lovely. V
Walter Otto Koenig17-Mar-2017 16:43
Cool fisheye view. Really like the lighting., "V"
lucanton17-Mar-2017 16:07
magnifique présentation de cette cathédrale! V
Helen Betts17-Mar-2017 15:07
I like the fisheye effect, and a great night shot of this cathedral. V.
Nick Paoni17-Mar-2017 14:18
Terrific night shot of this amazing architecture.
Neil Marcus17-Mar-2017 14:05
Good light and detail. An interesting WA effect.
carabias17-Mar-2017 13:32
La fotografía es muy bonita, y artística!!! V
fotabug17-Mar-2017 13:13
The lighting brings out the fine detail in this structure!
Frank Tran17-Mar-2017 12:55
Very beautiful. V+
Patricia Kay17-Mar-2017 12:10
Absolutely fabulous fisheye capture Jose...BV
Yvonne17-Mar-2017 10:58
It is a beautiful Cathedral, and your image is great Jose! v
Lennart Waara17-Mar-2017 09:04
Excellent and interesting photo!
Juliette17-Mar-2017 08:27
wonderful !! V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal17-Mar-2017 07:08
Beautiful light, fantastic well image . V
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