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Chapel of the Revelation of the Lord, Smirice, Czech Republic by Lenka

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The Chapel of the Revelation of the Lord is the most valuable part of the chateau in Smiřice, Czech Republic. It was built in 1699-1713 in the style of High Baroque on a unique ellipse groundplan with curved walls. The chapel’s architect was probably either Christoph Dienzenhofer or Giovanni B. Santini; the building plans were unfortunately lost in fire and the high baroque building contains architectural elements typical for both of them.

This photograph brings back many nice memories to me; I have spent great years of my childhood in Smiřice. The chaple was in a very bad state at that time and I was very happy to see it repaired several years ago. The town council succeeded in turning it into a beautiful cultural venue, a place of classical music festivals visited by people from the whole republic as well as foreign guests.

December 2001. Canon EOS 500N, Canon 28-80. B&W negative: Kodak Professional T-MAX 100 (TMX 5052). Post-processing: retouch, distortion correction, crop.

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Lenka tries to capture positive emotions. Her work features images highlighting inner and outer beauty of various subjects. She loves finding unique and unexpected perspectives of subjects normally considered as ordinary.

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  • DJInfuriated
    DJInfuriatedalmost 2 years ago

    beautiful Pic of the chapel

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