Interiors Strasbourg Cathedral, France

Strasbourg cathedral, it is almost a year now we were last there. A grand piece of Gothic architecture, it attracts hoards of tourists and pilgrims every year. It is unique and one of those few Gothic cathedrals that have just one tower. The space around the cathedral is very less and from no point I could capture the entire façade in one frame. This pic below is from one end of the street leading to the cathedral. The façade and door details are fantastic; I will present it in my next post.

West end entrance with it its magnificent rose window.

The interiors were dark, in fact darkest of all the cathedrals I have visited. Photography was permitted, with no flash, no stand; I struggled to get good shots. Almost 50% of my pics here have a blur or shake. An eye catching piece there is the large pipe organ fixed high up on the northern wall of the cathedral. It has been there since 14th century. Look at its glow, hard to believe it is so old.

The stain glass windows here are from medieval ages, and I wish it was a sunny day for the cathedral interiors would have been flooded with colored light streaming in from the windows.

What we missed doing is climbing the tower. The cathedral is in the heart of the city and you get mesmerizing views of the city from here. There is a queue for this and usually entrance is on batch basis, they wait till they reach the required count to allow you up. We had to exit as we intended to do a walking tour of Strasbourg. Better be content with sights from ground than birds-eye view from up there.

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28 Responses

  1. Gary says:

    Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. Oh, liebe Indrani, das ist eine wunderschöne Kathedrale, danke für diese schönen Bilder…

    Umarmung und Grüsse aus der Schweiz


  3. Those are beautiful, but the best is the stained windows, fabulous.

  4. Sylvia K says:

    Such beautiful and awesome cathedral! Those windows are amazing! Superb captures as always, Indrani!

  5. George says:

    I think your interior shots are wonderful. The rose window is beautiful, and the organ is absolutely magnificent.

  6. Welcome Indrani!
    Thank you for a wonderful article.
    I learned a lot of interesting information.
    The cathedral is lovely.
    It's great.
    I wish you have a nice weekend.

  7. Gattina says:

    Looks beautiful ! I have never been there.

  8. Anu says:

    Stained windows are gorgeous!

  9. Hazel Ceej says:

    If it's gothic then I'm in. I love the second and second to the last shots best of all.

  10. Anna says:

    Love those window, Indra!
    Colors are so beautiful…
    Warm greetings from Holland,
    Anna ☼

  11. Joyful says:

    Beautiful interiors. I love the stained glass.

  12. How fortunate you are to have seen and photograph this lovely cathedral.

  13. Beautiful capture, thanks for sharing.

  14. I still find it amazing how they managed to builds those towering cathedrals way back then.

  15. Renuka says:

    Interesting read! Nice captures.

  16. Viola says:

    Lovely cathedral with lovely ornaments! 🙂

  17. bettyl says:

    What a wonderful virtual tour! Thanks. This is probably the only way I will ever see these sights.

  18. Ka Jo says:

    That's a great piece of work you have done there. Very beautiful and elegant.

  19. Brilliant shots. Like the pictures.

  20. says:

    nice they look … the gr8 captures !!

  21. Visited this church 2 years back. Glass paintings are incredible.

  22. Beautiful! Couldn't make out the blur or the shake

  23. JK says:

    That's really beautiful snaps. Loved the stained windows.

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