Domplatz, Salzburg, Austria, 2011 – Psychogeographical Portrait

The first Salzburg cathedral was built on this spot back in 767. Just few years later renovations began and by 842 that building was burned down. New structure was erected three years later expanded several times and severely damaged in 1598. After failed attempts to reaper old church it was demolished.

Wolf Dietrich archbishop at the time [also responsible of expanding before mentioned Residenzplatz] hired Italian Vicenco Scarmozzi to design new cathedral. In 1614 the cornerstone of the new cathedral was laid down.

The present cathedral, designed by Santino Solari, who fundamentally changed the original Scarmozzi plan was completed remarkably in less than 15 years, in 1628 as imitation of the church of St. Peter in Rome.

Really impressive cathedral is accommodating numerous art and one of the most impressive is the entrance – gate. It is reminding me to some work of the famous artist Mark Chagall but I am not sure if that is just my imagination.

Several other squares surrounding the cathedral like Kapitel Platz on the north and Mozart Platz at the west are also worth to be mentioned. On the map right squares in our collection are marked with active links to each one.

Monument to the most popular person born in Salzburg [last photo below], is placed in the centre of the appropriately named Mozart Square, close by. More interesting to me was group of young people wondering on the roof behind it?

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sociability
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ceremonial
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uses & activities
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religious
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access & linkages
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social
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comfort
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residential
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image
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court yard
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tourist value
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with park
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total
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Last time updated on Saturday, December 14, 2013, 3:57 PM