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#3613: Gallery Detail

Photo 3613: Gallery Detail - Aachen Cathedral

Photo Details

Photo ID
3613
Date
2008-01-08
Location
Aachen Cathedral
Description
Detail of the gallery of the Palatine Chapel. The columns are purely decorative, not bearing any weight of the arches. Charlemagne had 32 of them shipped from the ancient buildings of Rome and Ravenna. Most of them were looted in the French Revolution but 22 have since been returned and restored to their place in the gallery. The grilles between the pillars were cast of bronze under orders of Charlemagne for this cathedral. They have elaborate patterns that indicate Roman, Celtic and Frankish influences, and are matched in pairs across from each other.
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
Resolution
3888 x 2592 px
File Size
10.90 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
50.774612° N, 6.084114° E
Date Digitized
January 8, 2008
Date Uploaded
December 31, 2009
Credit
David Joyal