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This is what I love about the old cathedrals:  all the details.

 

The Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway, c. 1070.

 

Details, Details

 

This is what I love about the old cathedrals:  all the details.

 

The Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway, c. 1070.

 

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And some great colours Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Les. The colors have really surprised me because it was a rainy day and it all looked gray to me then. But this is what came up on the screen, with no manipulation from me. I kid you not.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 May 2011, 00:36
....and as I said before. You have 'the eye' wink
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, SAVO. I will take that as a compliment. smile
  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 18 May 2011, 00:40
...and, you are the one with the eye to pull them into focus, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 18 May 2011, 02:15
Nice detail.

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Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Paule.
I love this so very much Ginnie....but it also makes me sad to see stained glass behind a protective screensad you have captured the many textures of this fine cathedral from the year 1070....one would think that they would have more respect for the oldgrin....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean about protective screens, Peter. However, I can't bear thinking of those windows getting broken becausae they weren't protected, so I guess there's method to the madness. Two sides to the same coin. Thank you.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 18 May 2011, 04:31
yeah, i think they don't make them like they used to.. the details are just beautiful.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rian. Nothing anymore seems to be made like they used to!
I really like the extra colour processing here Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: The color surprised me, Jacquelyn, because it was a rainy day and everything looked so gray. But this is what popped up on the screen when I got home. They say the camera never lies?! smile Thank you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 May 2011, 04:56
The details make it fascinating to visit all the churches and cathedrals.
It is too bad that all those professions how to make the details, are disappearing.
Love the composition in this one.
Amazing how the colours came out.
Ginnie Hart: It amazes me that with all the churches in the world there can be so many differences! So the details really DO count, don't they. Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA, for all the photo hunts you take with me. We'll never forget this one in the rain, will we. smile Who would have thought the colors would come out like this after how gray the day was for us!
Really great Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Elizabeth. Thank you.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 18 May 2011, 06:32
beautiful Ginnie, i love all the blue tones everywhere... well done you!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Elaine!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 May 2011, 06:49
Yes, I agree with you - and it is fine that you captured them (surely sculptured in later times than 1070, the glass window could be a modern one?) for us!
Ginnie Hart: The thing about these old churches, Philine, as you know so well, is that bits and pieces were added all along the way. It always amazes me. Bedankt!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 May 2011, 07:00
This is a universal thing Ginnie: English cathedrals are just the same - as you will see
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chris, I know. We just don't often see this kind of craftsmanship in the States! Thanks.
perfect closeup, strong details details... smile
Ginnie Hart: Grazie, Fabrizio. I love stuff like this. Must have been an architect in my past life. smile
Oh Ginnie, you would eat your heart out here, there are more churches and cathedrals and other ancient buildings than Irish folks!!

Lovely 'rozet' here, it looks a little 'Tudor rose' but of course is not!! Great picture
Ginnie Hart: If I ever go to visit Ireland again, Marion, I am very sure I won't want to leave! It's good that I feel the same way about The Netherlands. smile Bedankt.
We have a fine cathedral in Cheshire Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You have fine cathedrals all over the UK that totally blow me away, Stanley! I want to go back to see some of them. smile Thanks.
  • tede
  • France
  • 18 May 2011, 07:44
Superb picture, these are details that we do not always see, magnificent sight. Ginnie nice day.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Tede. I love stuff like this!
As they say: God is in the details, and here the detail and tones are fabulously captured Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Gid I in the details, Pavan! I like that thought. Thank you.
There is lots of detail,so many shades of grey, you don't realise all the colours until you see it up close like this. smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Linda. It surprised me! Thank you.
Absolutely Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Bill. Thanks.
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 18 May 2011, 09:01
I agree Ginnie, too much to see and generally not enough time.
Ginnie Hart: So true, Brian. So true! Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 May 2011, 09:24
Trondheim has quite an history, I found when visiting it from Sweden way back. If I go through my slides, I should find one with the Nidaros showing in it.
Ginnie Hart: If you find a picture, I'd love to see your take on it, Louis! Thanks.
  • sil
  • Italy
  • 18 May 2011, 09:38
Stunning capture, Ginnie! Wonderful textures too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Sil. Grazie. This church had its own natural textures, so I didn't add any of my own. smile
Sadly, details cost too much these days. Thanks for showing us the wonderful workmanship of the past.
Ginnie Hart: Sadly, indeed, Mary. Sigh. Thank God we still have these remnants from the past.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 18 May 2011, 10:17
Detail with a reason --I think
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you're right, Vintage. I'd love to know more! Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 18 May 2011, 11:03
they have so many, good for us to capture
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chantal, I agree. Bedankt.
  • Ken
  • United States
  • 18 May 2011, 11:49
I see...clogs. smile
Ginnie Hart: Now you've got me scratching my head, Ken!!! grin
I agree! I love the beauty of details, just like your image here Ginnie. Wonderful combination of color and line and shape. The stone is beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Doug. Things like this always grab me...and astonish me. We're just not used to this in the States, are we!
Goes without saying I like this Ginnie, lovely colour in the stonework.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Brian. It goes without saying. You and I are are on the same page when it comes to church architecture. smile Thank you.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 18 May 2011, 12:26
I agree with you Ginnie, those little, yet important, details.
Ginnie Hart: They seemed to spare no time or expense...or creativity, Chad, in the details. Thanks.
Des détails très délicats pour cette sculture tout comme le traitement qui l'accompagne...
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Olivier. Merci.
Isn't it a treat when an image you've shot comes up on your screen with such delightful and unexpected results, Ginnie? You must have been thrilled to see this gorgeous blue and the wonderful detail of the decorations,
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Beverly. Sometimes it's downright astonishing! smile Thank you.
Indeed, Ginnie, talk about "Dutch" blue...this is a delightful shot!
Ginnie Hart: I hadn't thought about Dutch blue, Alex. Wow. Now it's even more special to me. Thanks. smile
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 May 2011, 15:22
The devil is in the detail, but perhaps that's the wrong expression in this context smile
Ginnie Hart: I love it, John. Makes perfect sense for this situation. grin Thanks.
Tudor rose?
Isn't that a symbol of England?

I love the colour of the stone.
So deep, just like the Norwegian fjords. smile
Ginnie Hart: It still amazes me, LC. A treat for my eyes. Thanks.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 18 May 2011, 16:38
Lovely details, I too appreciate this attention to detail. I only wish modern construction would add this artful flare.
Ginnie Hart: Things may never be the same again, Rob, which breaks my heart. Thank God some of these beauties still stand the test and ravishes of time! Thanks.
Kiss kiss Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: Aww, thanks, Pierrot. Merci.
France, pffff...
Ginnie Hart: I know, Pierrot! grin
  • Antoine
  • Germany
  • 18 May 2011, 18:45
Superb photo with a excellent lighting and a very good framing. I like it. Have a lovely evening Ginnie. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you as always, Antoine. Merci.
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 18 May 2011, 21:07
Magnifique...moi aussi j'aime les veilles pierres et les monuments...

Belle soirée LoLO
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear LoLO. So many beautiful things have been made out of stone. Merci.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 18 May 2011, 22:19
they do know how to make things pretty in the old days.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they did, Maria. Thanks. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 May 2011, 23:01
I am very fond of cathedrals, I find them fascinating.

I love your details here smile
Ginnie Hart: I am, too, Cherie. So much time, effort, energy and money was put into them! Thanks.
  • crash
  • United States
  • 19 May 2011, 02:52
the blue tones in the stonework is interesting ... cool find !
Ginnie Hart: It surprised me, Dennis! Thanks.
  • Glo
  • United States
  • 19 May 2011, 04:50
wonderful architecture!
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Glo. Thanks.
Me gusta el detalle y el tono que le has dado en la edición.

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Bernardo. I was very impressed by this cathedral. Gracias.
hello Ginnie, today, je parle français, pour te déposer un petit baiser sur la joue...
Ginnie Hart: You are so cute, Pierrot. Merci.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 19 May 2011, 11:19
Tragic to think of vandals wrecking lovely stained glass windows.
In Wisbech (UK) they found very old beautiful stained glass windows behind the organ pipes. They assume that when the church was updated they decided to take out the windows. Most were broken but they used them to create a mosaic that is proudly displayed in the church.
Ginnie Hart: So good came out of it after all, Aussie. I'm glad. I hate that we have to deal with any vandalism anywhere! Thanks for your comment.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 19 May 2011, 14:10
And what gorgeous colors in these details! Great eye!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. This is one time I was surprised by the colors!
  • Andy
  • USA
  • 19 May 2011, 17:36
Great job noticing these fine details! Wow so beautiful and love the framing!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Andy. When it comes to churches like this, I always look up. By now it's instinct. smile
Wow, what amazing colors, textures, and DETAILS! It's sad that in modern times metal grates have to be put over the windows, but at least here the grating fits in with the building (sometimes they don't). Older buildings sure have a lot more character than newer ones, especially the older buildings in Europe.
Ginnie Hart: You're so right on all counts, Mark. Thank you. I could live in Europe the rest of my life and never tire of these details!

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