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photoblog image Vilnius-All Saints Church - interior

Vilnius-All Saints Church - interior

 

The main church was constructed in 1631, while the bell tower (shown yesterday) dates from 1743.  A plaque on the site notes that there are 18 Late Baroque altars in the church and that the main one, shown here, is a "two-piece Baroque and Classical altar, created by the architect M. Knackfuss in 1778".  Other buildings on the site were adapted for a Carmelite friary in the 17th century.

 

Vilnius-All Saints Church - interior

 

The main church was constructed in 1631, while the bell tower (shown yesterday) dates from 1743.  A plaque on the site notes that there are 18 Late Baroque altars in the church and that the main one, shown here, is a "two-piece Baroque and Classical altar, created by the architect M. Knackfuss in 1778".  Other buildings on the site were adapted for a Carmelite friary in the 17th century.

 

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Oct 2017, 00:42
It is an astonishingly gorgeous interior, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Yes, it is quite surprising that it survived the Soviet era intact.
Oh my goodness! It seems like they couldn't decide on decorations... so just put everything beautiful they could find!
Tom Wilson: It's certainly more like an art gallery!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 27 Oct 2017, 04:12
Cet intérieur est magnifique.
Tom Wilson: C'est vrai, Martine!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 27 Oct 2017, 06:30
What an amazing interior this is Tom. It seems to contain a huge collection of works of art
Tom Wilson: It certainly is! As I said to Ray - quite amazing that it survived the Soviet era.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Oct 2017, 08:08
There is something very crisp and clean about the Vilnius church interiors, speaking of proper maintenance, etc. Your picture shows it very well.
Tom Wilson: The banning of the church in Soviet times makes them strong symbols of independence, Louis, so a great deal of work is going into restoration and maintenance.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 27 Oct 2017, 08:38
A bit more gold and this could almost be a Portuguese church Tom.
Tom Wilson: Extremely Baroque!
All this decoration seems strange when you look at our churches.
Tom Wilson: Exuberant one might say smile
What decoration is used in this wonderful place.
Tom Wilson: Pretty stunning, isn't it!?
This is so beautiful it has taken my breath away.
Tom Wilson: Quite stunning, isn't it?
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Oct 2017, 17:09
What a pompous Baroque church! I wonder that the modest, ascetic Carmelites possessed this church as I assume.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 27 Oct 2017, 18:57
18 altars - incredible
My heavens... every inch decorated...

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