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St Vitus Cathedral, Prague: Rose Window

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 4 October 2010 in Art & Design.

It's difficult to up the ante after Mucha's window we've seen yesterday, and I won't even try. But there might be some other favourites you might like too: this is St Vitus' rose window, and since St Vitus is also a monument of Czech self-confidence, this window must not be read in a religious meaning only. The ministry of education and cultural affairs of former Czechoslovakia was the donator of this window, which has been done by Frantisek Kyela 1923-1926 (the Cathedral wasn't perfected until 1929; 1000 years after the assassination of Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia). It depicts nothing less than the history of creation.

payam from tehran, Iran

so beautiful shot like it

4 Oct 2010 8:20am

@payam: Many thanks, payam!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Would be very difficult indeed to better your previous but this, perhaps, has a greater reality and sense of being there. These windows can be literally breathtaking in their beauty whatever the age.

4 Oct 2010 10:19am

@Ronnie 2¢: This take was a bit more difficult as I had to shoot from a larger distance.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully framed and warm rich colors. I love the silhouetted pattern of the window.

4 Oct 2010 9:28pm

@Steven: Many thanks, Steven!

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Very beautiful !!!

5 Oct 2010 12:53am

@DowsherVision: Many thanks, DowsherVision!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

We cannot see what is painted inside the frame ...BUT...the shape of the rose is superb! Delightful geometric game!

6 Oct 2010 4:06am

@Japanalia: Not bad for the 1920s, no?