Monday, June 17, 2013

On the Cathedral of Our Lady

The Church of the Assumption of Our Lady and Saint John the Baptist is a baroque-style church north-east of Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic and is part of a World heritage site with the chapel of All Saints. The church was built first in a gothic style at the end of the 13th-century. After the Hussite Wars, it was destroyed and re-built at the beginning of the eighteenth century by Jan Santini Aichel in the style of the baroque. The latest restoration of the church took place in 2001.

If you were to come from the train station (or rather, walk about 3km), you'd be coming across this massive structure on your way to the town center. If I did remember correctly, it was previously owned by some brewery or big company before they decided to restore it and open it to the public. But yes, it is a majestic church!

Yes it did looked very new, that's because it was only recently restored. A few of the original statues were displayed along the walls as well. There is also a small part at the corner of the church where the original base of the church was unearthed and framed. Pretty amazing restoration if you ask me... It was indeed an eye opening experience to see how the heritages were restored in the West. Paintings of hundred years were coated with the aid of X-rays and all. 

Took a photo of le brother from the second floor. The roof could easily be 3 to 4 storeys high, I thought.

3 Jujus:

TZ said...

How many churches in total you have visited on your Europe 2013 trip?

Twilight Man said...

Doctor looks holy now with aura radiating after so many visits! This church is beautiful too on its ceilings and pillars.

Small Kucing said...

this one certainly looks better than the one uyou posted yesterday with the skuls...LOL