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Nov 18 2010

Categories: Architecture

St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague


The catehdral of St. Vitus in Prague is one of the most monumental cathedrals in Central Europe. Although primarily built in gothic style, this cathedral clearly displays a mixture of styles, from gothic, renaissance, baroque to even neo-gothic of the 19th century. The cathedral was finally completed in the 20th century.

Oct 15 2010

Categories: Sculpture

Bronze doors on churches of Xth and XIth century


During the XIth and XIIth century many cathedrals and churches in Europe are equiped with doors made in bronze. Most of them were built in Byzantium, and were later imported in the West. A great number of them was preserved in Italy. The novelty are the doors from Hildesheim, molten in a single piece, using the lost wax method, also featuring a figural decoration.