Day 7 Matthias Church by Willis Chung
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  1. Willis Chung's Gallery
  2. 2017Mar Budapest
  3. Day 7 Matthias ChurchDay 7 Matthias Church
Took the 5 Bus from Ferenciek tere across the Danube, then up several stairs to Plaza Szentháromság
Plaza Szentháromság (Trinity Plaza) Budapest, Hungary.
Superwide allows me to get the model of Mátyás Templom with the real one.
Plaza Szentháromság, Budapest, Hungary
Standard wide angle view of the model of Mátyás Templom with the real one. Pleasing...
Plaza Szentháromság, Budapest, Hungary
One of the eastern spires of Mátyás Templom
Superwide view of Mátyás Templom and Fisherman's Bastion.
Two of the smaller western spires of Mátyás Templom
Smaller eastern spire and an ornate weathervane.
Details at the top of the main eastern spire of Mátyás Templom
The western door of Mátyás Templom.
West facade and door of Mátyás Templom
Musicians at work on the eastern end of Mátyás Templom, next to Fisherman's Bastion.
Mátyás Templom and musicians, with Fisherman's Bastion to the left.
Mátyás Templom and Hilton Budapest to the left, Fisherman's Bastion to the right.
View of the Danube from Fisherman's Bastion.
Musicians at the eastern end of Mátyás Templom
Bronze statue of St Stephen (Szent István), the first King of Hungary near Mátyás Templom
Renovations on Fisherman's Bastion when we visited. They were working hard!
Renovating Fisherman's Bastion.
Inside Mátyás Templom, no renovations here! Beautiful organ.
Votive candles lit as offerings.
Lots of candles, great for photography!
Mátyás Templom suffered heavy damage during the end of WWII, much renovation done in the 50s and 70s
These candles make handy framing elements!
Peggy getting a photosphere in the main entrance area in Mátyás Templom
Impressive ceiling vaultings, amazing design and work from the 14th century.
Beautiful, quiet spots inside Mátyás Templom
Details of the bust behind the altar. Alas, I am sadly ignorant of the symbolism here.
Tomb of King Bela III and Anne de Chatillon inside Mátyás Templom
Another chapel inside Mátyás Templom
Figuring out her next move...
Views of the altar. Note the use of candles as visual elements here!
Entering the gift shop. Several nice things were purchased!
Many fun things to take photos of inside Mátyás Templom
One of the stained-glass lamb windows. There is a more famous one I missed!
Climbing the staircase to the museum.
Very curious about where this would take us...
One of the best things about the museum is the view of the main hall of the church.
Mátyás Templom, Budapest, Hungary
Fantastic, grand staircases!
Mátyás Templom, Budapest, Hungary
Staircase behind the organ, Mátyás Templom, Budapest, Hungary
Elisabeth, Queen of Hungary and Empress of Austria, in a place of prominence in the staircase
Controls for the organ, Mátyás Templom
Another view of the altar cross, quite interesting from above.
Details of the altar above the cross, Mátyás Templom
Another spiral staircase, this one is more grand. Mátyás Templom
Replicas of the Holy Crown and coronation regalia upstairs in the museum, Mátyás Templom
Coronation thrones of King Charles IV and Queen Zita, from 1916
Coronation throne of Queen Zita...
and the coronation throne of tKing Charles IV
Walking in Plaza Szentháromság near Mátyás Templom, I spot some brightly clad tourists.
They were getting some attention from more than just me.
Took the 5 Bus from Ferenciek tere across the Danube, then up several stairs to Plaza Szentháromság Superwide allows me to get the model of Mátyás Templom with the real one. Standard wide angle view of the model of Mátyás Templom with the real one. Pleasing... One of the eastern spires of Mátyás Templom Superwide view of Mátyás Templom and Fisherman's Bastion. Two of the smaller western spires of Mátyás Templom Smaller eastern spire and an ornate weathervane. Details at the top of the main eastern spire of Mátyás Templom The western door of Mátyás Templom. West facade and door of Mátyás Templom Musicians at work on the eastern end of Mátyás Templom, next to Fisherman's Bastion. Mátyás Templom and musicians, with Fisherman's Bastion to the left. Mátyás Templom and Hilton Budapest to the left, Fisherman's Bastion to the right. View of the Danube from Fisherman's Bastion. Musicians at the eastern end of Mátyás Templom Bronze statue of St Stephen (Szent István), the first King of Hungary near  Mátyás Templom Renovations on Fisherman's Bastion when we visited. They were working hard! Renovating Fisherman's Bastion. Inside Mátyás Templom, no renovations here! Beautiful organ. Votive candles lit as offerings. Lots of candles, great for photography! Mátyás Templom suffered heavy damage during the end of WWII, much renovation done in the 50s and 70s These candles make handy framing elements! Peggy getting a photosphere in the main entrance area in Mátyás Templom Impressive ceiling vaultings, amazing design and work from the 14th century. Beautiful, quiet spots inside Mátyás Templom Details of the bust behind the altar.  Alas, I am sadly ignorant of the symbolism here. Tomb of King Bela III and Anne de Chatillon inside Mátyás Templom Another chapel inside Mátyás Templom Figuring out her next move... Views of the altar. Note the use of candles as visual elements here! Entering the gift shop. Several nice things were purchased! Many fun things to take photos of inside Mátyás Templom One of the stained-glass lamb windows.  There is a more famous one I missed! Climbing the staircase to the museum. Very curious about where this would take us... One of the best things about the museum is the view of the main hall of the church. Fantastic, grand staircases! Staircase behind the organ, Mátyás Templom, Budapest, Hungary Elisabeth, Queen of  Hungary and Empress of Austria, in a place of prominence in the staircase Controls for the organ,  Mátyás Templom Another view of the altar cross, quite interesting from above. Details of the altar above the cross, Mátyás Templom Another spiral staircase, this one is more grand. Mátyás Templom Replicas of the Holy Crown and coronation regalia upstairs in the museum, Mátyás Templom Coronation thrones of King Charles IV and Queen Zita, from 1916 Coronation throne of Queen Zita... and the coronation throne of tKing Charles IV Walking in Plaza Szentháromság near Mátyás Templom, I spot some brightly clad tourists. They were getting some attention from more than just me.
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