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Photographer's Note

This is the Roman catholic church of the inner city of Pecs. Ok, I know it looks like a mosque.

Here is the brief history of this symbol of the multicultural-multireligious city, Pecs [in ancient Roman times: Sopianae, in German: Fuenfkichen, in Italian: Cinquechiesa] (Cultural capital of Europe in 2010).

The Turkish djami was built between 1543 and 1546 on the site of the former St Bartholomeo church. After the Turkish left (at the end of 17th century) the Jesuits dismantled the minaret and modified the building. However, it retains Islamic elements.

The builder of the djami was Gazi Kasim, later pasha of Buda. The djami remained intact following the recapture of the town after which the Jesuits used it as their church. It was modified in 1702 and again in 1766; the entrance hall and the minaret connected to the supporting wall of the entrance hall on the right corner were dismantled. Between 1939 and 1942 the djami was freed from the walls of the previous additions and extensions. At the same time the current semicircular building to the north was added.

The prayer niche (mihrab) of the djami can be seen in the axis of the southeast wall; its painting is a restoration. To the right and the left are the calligraphic inscriptions of the names of Allah and Mohamed. Set as they are in a Christian church the stalactite vault and the keel-arched windows evoke the typical elements of Turkish architecture in an interesting way. The holy-water fonts were formerly Islamic ritual washing basins.

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  • Copyright: jalab temen (jalab_temen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 73 N: 291] (2193)
  • Genre: 場所
  • Medium: カラー
  • Date Taken: 2008-09-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.5, 1/800 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-09-18 0:10
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