Denmark: Aarhus Cathedral

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Standing in the middle of downtown historic Aarhus Denmark is the beautiful Aarhus Domkirke. Construction on this cathedral was begun in the end of the 12th century and completed in 1350. The red brick exterior would have been striking at the time, since they were not used in Denmark until about 1160. The cathedral was renovated in the Gothic style during the second half of the 1500’s.000013aarhus“Until the Reformation most of the Cathedral’s walls were decorated with frescoes. Many of them have disappeared, but Aarhus Cathedral is the church in Denmark with the largest total area of walls and arches covered by frescoes, including one of 220 square metres, the largest in Denmark. It represents St Christopher and St Clement. Other frescoes include St George and the Dragon, a three-tier picture representing Purgatory, The Day of Judgment, St Michael the Weigher of Souls, and numerous others.

The frescoes were all made between 1470 and 1520, except the one surrounding the socalled leprosy window in the northwest corner of the Cathedral. It was painted in about 1300, and it is the oldest piece of art in the cathedral, the only one left from the Romanesque church.” (via)Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus, Denmark  [35mm taken with my Canon Rebel 2000 SLR. Click here to see more of my pictures from Denmark.]

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