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Strahov Monastery: Basilica

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 15 October 2011 in Architecture.

The three-aisled Basilica of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary is a former Romanesque church with a checkered history. Plundered by troops in the Hussite wars, transformed into Gothic style, overhauled, then transformed into Renaissance style, damaged by French cannonade and finally transformed into Baroque style (design: Anselmo Lurago). Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was playing the organ here.

This image is composed of two separate images, because this was the only way to get most of that great ceiling (which depicts various biblical scenes). Shot through a closed gate.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Outstanding photo.

15 Oct 2011 5:47am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States


15 Oct 2011 5:59am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Masterful stitching work Manfred.

15 Oct 2011 8:53am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

there are roofs and roofs...but this is pretty special and a great pano MS!

15 Oct 2011 9:10am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful details. I love the silence of photography.

15 Oct 2011 4:02pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

WOW! This is one of your WOW images!!! This is splendid! I'd love to be inside there and hear the organ playing Mozart! Exploring this church should be a pleasure and a challenge to a photographer, so many things to look at and admire!

16 Oct 2011 6:58am

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

The ceiling is bones, like a rib cage.

16 Oct 2011 10:13pm