Photographer's Note

The St. Nicholas Cathedral, one of the most significant buildings of the Czech dynamic Baroque era, was built on the site of a medieval cathedral of the same holy order. The cornerstone was laid in 1673 and Giovanni Domenico Orsi was its first architect. After 1702 its concept was altered to incorporate Christopher Dientzenhofer's design.

From 1737 construction went according to new plans drawn up by Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer. The nave with its cross and cupola above it was completed in 1751 and one year later Anselmo Lurago modified the bell tower. Together, the cupola and bell tower, both 80 meters high, create one grandest dominant features of Prague's panorama at the exact centre of the Lesser Town. Its wealth of painted and sculptural decorations culminates in frescos by Francis Xavier Palek and the giant sculptures of ecclesiastic teachers by Francis Ignaz Platzer.

(Source: Prague Spot)

The photo is taken with 380mm zoom from the distance of almost 1km.

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Viewed: 1964
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Additional Photos by Marek Prokop (MarekP) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 797 W: 49 N: 1145] (4750)
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