Photographer's Note

Jan Blazej Santini-Aichel AKA Giovanni Battista Santini (1677-1723), is known mainly as an architect of the UNESCO heritage Pilgrimage Church of Saint John of Nepomuk in Zdar nad Sazavou. However his professional career started here -- at Church of the Assumption in Sedlec on the suburb of Kutna Hora, which is, after all, listed in UNESCO world heritage as well.

Origins of the cathedral dates back to 1290 and it was finished around 1320. It was the largest building in medieval Bohemia until St. Vitus cathedral in Prague Castle was completed.

Santini-Aichel was asked to rebuild the church after 1700 in his 23. He completed the reconstruction in 1709 in his famous style combining the Baroque with strong Gothic influence.

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