Saturday, 26 May 2012

Saint Martin’s church or “Collégiale Saint-Martin” in Colmar

This 800 year old Gothic church in Colmar has a very nice exterior. The tower and façade contain many sculptures and decorations. The church clock is mounted on a blue red wooden frame what is unique. Some of the art and fire glass inside the church is beautiful but the interior is too dark. It gives the church a cold and dark atmosphere, it is not inviting. The parish community should try to bring more light and life in the church.

Deze 800 jaar oude kerk in Colmar heeft een zeer mooie buitenarchitectuur. De toren en gevels bevatten veel beeldhouwwerken en versieringen. De kerkklok is bevestigd op een blauw rood houten raamwerk, wat uniek is. Binnen in de kerk vind je enkele mooie kunstwerken en glasramen maar het interieur is veel te donker. Het geeft de kerk een koude en donkere uitstraling en dit is niet uitnodigend. De parochie gemeenschap zou zich moeten inzetten meer licht en leven in de kerk te brengen.. 
 
Saint Martin’s church Colmar

Saint Martin’s church Colmar

Saint Martin’s church Colmar

Saint Martin’s church Colmar

Saint Martin’s church Colmar

Saint Martin’s church Colmar

Saint Martin’s church Colmar

Saint Martin’s church Colmar

Saint Martin’s church Colmar

Saint Martin’s church Colmar

Saint Martin’s church Colmar

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11 comments:

  1. wow Filip, outstanding pictures!
    The second one took my breath away.AMAZING!
    Thanks for sharing,
    hugs
    Léia

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  2. Wonderful photos Filip! What a great piece of architecture. It could do with a little more light.

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  3. I will try my comment again. Blogger is acting very strange today. So you may have 2 comments from me! Ha! Ha! My mother would call that lighting, cozy and very relaxing. Your photos even with less light are still lovely, and the artwork within and outside this church are very beautiful!

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  4. Yes, Filip, this Gothic church is very impressive and stunning. You showed its soul so beautifully. I was amazed by the beautiful mosaics on the glass, they are so captivating. I couldn't take my eyes from them. Interior inside is wonderful with a very subtle light. Wow!!! Great pictures!

    Hugs from Kaya.

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  5. It's really an enchanting gothic church. Thank you for this beautiful review, i love it! Hugs.

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  6. Indrukwekkend, Filip. Toch heeft het weinig verlichte iets..., misschien zoals het vroeger was... ?!
    Lie(f)s.

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  7. ik ben het eens met Lies !
    prettig weekend

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  8. een mooi serie Filip. Prachtige ingang op de tweede foto en het gezichtje in de rozet is ook geweldig. Ik wens jullie een zonnig en mooi Pinksterweekend, Dietmut

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  9. Good Photos. I wonder why some of the stone is red? Most unusual!

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  10. Yes, Filip, you are correct. It is dark and looks a bit worn. However, it is very interesting to see your photos and they are very inviting! I hope you are having a good long weekend - I guess you are traveling and I am very curious to see your reportage... Bye Christa

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  11. Well, it is very imposing, almost like a fortress. I would think the members would go there to hold siege rather than worship!!

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