Thursday, August 19, 2010
Croatia - The Cathedral of St James in Šibenik
The Šibenik Cathedral of St. Jacob, 15th - 16th century.
Sent by Zeljko from Topolovac in Croatia.
The Cathedral of Šibenik is the fruitful outcome of considerable interchanges of influences between the three culturally different regions of northern Italy, Dalmatia and Tuscany in the 15th and 16th centuries. These interchanges created the conditions for unique and outstanding solutions to the technical and structural problems of constructing the cathedral vaulting and dome. The structural characteristics of the cathedral make it a unique and outstanding building in which Gothic and Renaissance forms have been successfully blended.