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photoblog image Mariendom in Velbert- Neviges/ NRW

Mariendom in Velbert- Neviges/ NRW

 

The large windows are very impressive. Their rose thematic refers to Virgin Mary.

Sorry, it was difficult to photograph the interior of the church because of its darkness, esp. on this rainy, grey day. This building might be a challenge even to professional photographers. Despite the brightness of the colourful windows there is a feel of coldness and inhospitality in this church, maybe, I would feel better if the lights would have been switched on and the organ were played ... In general, this building is polarising the visitors.

Mariendom in Velbert- Neviges/ NRW

 

The large windows are very impressive. Their rose thematic refers to Virgin Mary.

Sorry, it was difficult to photograph the interior of the church because of its darkness, esp. on this rainy, grey day. This building might be a challenge even to professional photographers. Despite the brightness of the colourful windows there is a feel of coldness and inhospitality in this church, maybe, I would feel better if the lights would have been switched on and the organ were played ... In general, this building is polarising the visitors.

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Sep 2014, 00:13
Confirms to me that it is a very fine building, Philine.
Philine: Many thanks, Ray!
The stained glass is as unusual as the building!
Philine: Yes, indeed - many thanks, Elizabeth!
you did a superb job of showing the beauty of the inside of this concrete church Philine... i love every one of these beautiful images....petersmile
Philine: Thank you kindly, peter!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Sep 2014, 06:50
From your pictures it all looks vast and rather de-humanising but I'd have to be there to really make any sort of judgement
Philine: 'de-humanising' sounds a bit too hard- but you are right it is impossible to give a view of the interior by photography. Many thanks, Chris!
I have just read that you and Chad will go to Scotland - perhaps you can influence their voting for Great Britain!
  • blackdog
  • This Sceptred Isle
  • 2 Sep 2014, 07:38
I was wondering how they used the space and I see they have gone for the shock and awe of old cathedrals. However, the concrete lacks the warmth of these buildings and the power it presents comes across as cold as you say. I do like the stained glass, but is it enough?
Philine: Thank you very much for your perceptive comment, Mike! Yes, there is much space and height. The windows are overwhelming, indeed. There are also some medieval sculptures and candle places for prayer. On Thursday I'll post the beautiful pavement you can see today partly. In general, I was really impressed with this church, I would like to attend there a service with organ music and songs. The acoustics might be good.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Sep 2014, 08:04
I add a fine article with beautiful photos about this church: http://www.uncubemagazine.com/sixcms/detail.php?id=6934589&articleid=art-1343915135010#!/page42
The architect was influenced by Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier.
The church cannot be heated, it is a summer pilgimage place, only a little chapel (there are some floors in this church) can be heated.
Philine: Yes, I recalled Ronchamp - thank you, Philine, for this good article. I could imagine a workshop for SC photographers or a SC- meeting in Neviges - but I'm not sure if many SCrs would come.
I am thinking of Paddy's Wigwam in Liverpool. Unlike this when you go inside you are bathed in wonderful coloured light from the stained glass. This is not for me!
Philine: Oh, next time I should visit Liverpool, not far from Chester. Even in this church you can feel bathed in wonderful coloured light from the stained glass windows, especially on a bright, sunny day. Many thanks, Bill!
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 2 Sep 2014, 08:13
Very impressive Philine, you did well considering the lighting, or lack of it.
Philine: I'm sure you will be impressed with this church - not far away from Dusseldorf, even from Münster not too far away. The 'Bergisches Land' is a fascinating, poor area of Germany/NRW with some surprises. Many thanks, Chad!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 2 Sep 2014, 08:45
Very striking glass, Philine
Philine: Yes, the windows are striking and beautiful, indeed. Many thanks, Lisl, and enjoy your day with Pauline, Charlie, Carrek and the chickens!
This modern glass appeals to me. It fits in well with the other modern aspects of the church.
Philine: Many thanks, Mary!
Ces vitraux sont inhabituels Philine mais j'aime beaucoup leur rendu!
Bonne journée
Philine: Les vitraux sont inhabituels mais beaux. Merci beaucoup, M. Richard!
Bonne journée
Those windows are so beautiful and colourful. I love your collage Philine. You never cease to amaze.
Philine: Many thanks for your kind words, Suzanne!

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