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Baroque ensemble 7

By gss  
Oradea, the Cannonical Row or Corridor, in Romanian " Şirul Canonicilor", the third and last building of the Baroque ensemble.

It is an amazing building due its shape and history. It is a very simple repetitive building. In fact there are 10 different houses made in more than 100 years (1753-1875) to shelter Canonical Catholic homes It is an clear example of additional space. The first house (today number 7) was built in 1753 for the Cannonical János Alapy so it is called Alapy house. Houses were built in a very austere baroque, and in time with some Transylvanian Classicism. An eye endorsed will observe some minor differences but all the 10 houses, similar and perfectly aligned are visual unified by the huge porch and corridor, which gives the illusion of unity of style and the appearance of an unique building.
We don't know the name of the architects or builders.
The most interesting point of view is not the main facade (very common), but the view through the corridor from one end (edge), as in my main picture, where the corridor appears as infinite. Lateral arches bring a light rhythm which alternate with the massive pillars shadows, emphasizing the vanishing effect of single-point perspective. There are 57 arches and 250 meters length that give that impression. In the initial plan here should be built a Catholic Seminary, by the Viennese architect of the nearby Baroque Palace, but for unknown reasons the project was abandoned.

More English details and pictures can be seen on the Oradea City Hall website

Tags: Architecture Romania Depth Row Vanishing Baroque Pov Oradea

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nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
22 Oct 2014 9:47AM
A great set, Silviu. I think, they deserve to be treated separately as well, mate.
22 Oct 2014 10:01AM
A fine collection, Silviu - I do agree with Nezih!
Each one deserves its own spot.

22 Oct 2014 10:18AM
An excellent "pakopiste" in this image , Silviu! - Pakopiste is of course Finnish , and i don´t know the exact term in English , but it might be something like "vanishing point". - Very good image , Silviu , in any case ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
Joline Plus
14 30 59 United States
22 Oct 2014 11:21AM
The main image is remarkable and very beautiful. As Jukka says it is a fine example of the "vanishing point".
ColleenA Plus
8 470 7 Australia
22 Oct 2014 1:25PM
Great information and captures... Nicely presented
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
22 Oct 2014 2:18PM
A massive corridor & huge wooden floor
22 Oct 2014 2:31PM
beautifull set of images Silviu
Well done for putting them all together

22 Oct 2014 7:18PM
Great shots Silviu. Cathy
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2014 7:20PM
Love the perspective and your capture of the Canonical Row, Silviu.

22 Oct 2014 10:36PM
Great captures, Silviu. Your narrative adds great context.

23 Oct 2014 3:39AM
A very interesting set of images Silviu, and your usual fascinating and I formative narrative.


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