St. Martin, Bamberg: Sanctuary

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 14 January 2010 in Art & Design.

A rich Baroque interior is awaiting us in St. Martin. On the left side we find the altar of the holy cross. The altarpiece of the main altar in the sanctuary shows the death of St Martin; a remnant of the old St Martin church before the parish moved to the Jesuit church due to the confusions of the German Mediatisation.

The sculptures are the Jesuit saints Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, in the nave Francis of Borgia, Johannes of Goto, Stanislaus Kostka, Paulus Miki, Jacobus Chisai and Aloysius of Gonzaga; the saints John of Nepomuk, and Jacob.

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Céline from New York City, United States

Very beautiful picture !

14 Jan 2010 5:09am

@Céline: My pleasure! :-)

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

Just beautiful!!!

14 Jan 2010 6:22am

@Linerberry: Cheers, LB!

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

A masterpiece, and wonderfully photographed.

14 Jan 2010 7:16am

@Michael: It helps having a steady hand. :-)

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

It is a rich Baroque church, indeed. Very well photographed.

14 Jan 2010 2:49pm

@António Pires: Cheers, António!

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Wow, that is a beautiful sanctuary - nice job!

14 Jan 2010 4:04pm

@PD: Many thanks, PD!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful church . Stunning shot .

14 Jan 2010 5:15pm

@MARIANA: Thanks a lot, Mariana!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Very heavy on the ornate here . . must be quite overpowering to the senses sitting in there.

14 Jan 2010 6:54pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Come on, there's more to architecture than just Palladio! :-D

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Another beautiful capture of this sanctuary. What I love here is how the sunlight has changed the color of the marble to a more pink color in comparison to yesterday's reds.

14 Jan 2010 11:55pm

@Steven: Against the white walls a very pleasing contrast.

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

I can't even count all the statues! Just so much to see!

15 Jan 2010 2:29am

@Christine Walsh: Nice, isn't it? :-)

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

This is bordering more on the museum in richness.

15 Jan 2010 2:48am

@JoeB: Nope, everything is still used here. :-)

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful view and details on this church.

15 Jan 2010 11:38am

@akarui: Cheers, Olivier!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Indeed...the eyes delight in the richness of details! Almost a museum!

16 Jan 2010 10:43am

@Japanalia: Don't tell that these worshippers!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Lovely detail.

18 Jan 2010 2:53am

@Twelvebit: Plenty of details, and it's not even a Gothic church.


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