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Namen-Jesu-Kirche, Bonn: Interior

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 8 May 2009 in Architecture.

Given the impression of a hall church, Namen-Jesu shows a bright, eclectic interior that unites typical "Jesuit Gothic" with Baroque and other style elements. It was built after a design of Giacomo de Candrea* from 1686 to 1717.

We'll have a closer look at the details in the next few days.

*There's surprisingly few information on this builder from Grisons (Switzerland) on the web. If anybody knows details, please let me know.

Bill Brown from California, United States


8 May 2009 6:19am

@Bill Brown: Glad you like it!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Nice take!

8 May 2009 10:09am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks!

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

I have a feeling this is one of the most appealing (to me) church interiors you have shown us. The form and color detail is so inspiring. Only the ornate altarpiece (?) looks out of place . .

8 May 2009 11:31am

@Ronnie 2¢: We'll have a closer look at this altar on Sunday, maybe we'll find something interesting!

rem_la from Villiers, France

vraiment magnifique !

8 May 2009 11:32am

@rem_la: Très gentil, merci, rem_la!

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Love the little bits of blue!

8 May 2009 3:50pm

@Jen: A rather seldom used colour, but quite effective, I think.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice capture here! The accents of the blue and gold really "pop out," which helps highlight the vaulted ceiling.

8 May 2009 4:11pm

@Steven: One of the brightest churches I've seen so far, perhaps with the exception of this one.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Well photographed (perspective and light). You are perfectly mastering your 10mm by now.

8 May 2009 4:22pm

@António Pires: Thanks a lot, António, I needed that! :-)
But don't hide your light under a bushel!

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

i love those yellow-blue stripes!! wonderfully intricate!

8 May 2009 6:16pm

@dj.tigersprout: Looks noble, no? :-)

observing from North West, United Kingdom

A grand house, beautifully decorated. Have a Good Weekend

8 May 2009 7:10pm

@observing: I'm curious how it will look in two years, when they will open the doors again. Have a nice weekend too!

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Well, I like that you had some people on this photo too because we can see how tall and big church it is! Very nice photo!

8 May 2009 8:20pm

@dkc: Actually I didn't found it that much tall, from the outside the church looks a bit bigger, I think. Maybe this effect is created by the relatively big distance between the pillars, resulting in sort of a hall church.
These people were preparing a spiritual event ('nightfever') that would happen later in the evening.

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

A nice space! I took a quick look at your book - that is awesome!! I didnt know that type of service was available.

9 May 2009 2:55am

@PD: I discovered it a few months ago, in the meantime you can find stuff on virtually everything there. :-)