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Just want to say, great photographs - thank you for contributing! :D Lamiai (talk) 02:42, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres[edit]

Hi Mattis, I have made a suggestion at the talk page to move this gallery page to Chartres Cathedral as the associated category moved as well (which was, however, not my doing). I would appreciate your opinion and will not do anything without consensus. Regards, AFBorchert (talk) 06:06, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Saints Hyacinth and Protus, Blisland[edit]

Hi Mattis, I think you have confused St Protus with St Probus in your photos of the church in Blisland, Cornwall. Both are Cornish saints. I have added The church of Saints Hyacinth and Protus in Blisland, Cornwall, England. as a description in your photos on Commons, but they are still in a mis-named category. Best wishes. Oosoom Talk 09:54, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

Johann Josef Anton Huber[edit]

Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Johann Josef Anton Huber (Painter))

Do you remember? Johann Josef Anton Huber born in Augsburg. He was the painter of the freskos in St. George Ochsenhausen. Greetings--Bene16 (talk) 19:14, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

I didn't know that he was the painter there. It is always nice to know. Thanks. Do you know who painted the frescos in Kloster Raitenhaslach? There no information about this kloster in Wiki English.

Cheers. --Mattis (talk) 23:26, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

The Painter was the most well known Johann Baptist Zimmermann [1]. Greetings to England--Bene16 (talk) 08:40, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Basilika Ottobeuren[edit]

Hey Mattis. I want just say a little thanks for categorizing all those Pictures from the Basilika Ottobeuren. Greetings --Mrilabs (talk) 18:03, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Oh yes, for me it's the most beautiful church i've ever seen. Next time I must go to Ottobeuren on good weather to take some shots from the outside. But the Cranes for the renovation are really destroing those beautiful view :-( Greetings from Augsburg/Memmingen --Mrilabs (talk) 21:17, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Celtic Graves[edit]

The dead celtic person (on the right side)

Hey Mattis, short time ago i wrote something about twentythree three thousand year old celt graves [2] near the place where i daily sleep, i ' ve forgot to show you when you where on visit in Germany. But i will show it to you during your next visit. shure. Greetings to good old England.--Bene16 (talk) 22:17, 14 April 2009 (UTC)


I am sorry that I offended you. I apologise for erroneously correcting you over the naming f the images of Lincoln Cathedral.

As for the optical corrections, you refer to "frustration".... well yes, I find it extremely frustrating when people take good and useful photographs and then make them virtually unusable by digitally "correcting" them. T

This "corrections" stuff goes on and on, on Commons. When I look at the hundreds of images of paintings, drawings and prints that are "corrected" by people who are completely unfamiliar with the state of the originals, and then load them over the top of a more accurate version, I find it really frustrating. I don't usually know it is happening until I look at an article that I have written and find that a sepia drawing by Leonardo has suddenly turned black, red and green, or that the sky behind the Mona Lisa appears to have been painted in cobalt blue.

By the way, if you happen to have an unadjusted version of the Caen facade, could you let me know, as that would be very useful!

I'll try to be politer, next time. Amandajm (talk) 02:48, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Portinari Altarpiece[edit]

A couple of years back you created a Category called 'Category:Triptychs in the Netherlands Category:Hugo van der Goes' and put the Portinari Altarpiece into it, under the name of the "Portinari triptych" . There are two problems.

  1. The work hasn't been in the Netherlands since 1475
  2. It is never referred to as the "Portinari Triptych" except on Wikipedia! The work is known as the "Portinari Altarpiece".

I have enquired several times as to how one gets to be the person who sorts categories. I have also asked how one goes about renaming misnamed files. I've been around for five years and never solved either of these mysteries. Meanwhile, as a prolific writer of major art and architecture articles, I am continually frustrated by errors.

How does one get to create and rename misnamed categories, and rename misnamed files? I would appreciate your advice.

Amandajm (talk) 10:14, 16 September 2011 (UTC)


Hi Mattis, thank you for the wonderful photos from Spanish monasteries.--Acoma (talk) 20:26, 4 June 2011 (UTC)


Hi Mattis, I've seen you did some nice work adding a template to Category:Pfarrkirche St. Ulrich in Gröden, but out from nowere comes the title Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Indeed the sepulchre is shown in the church only at eastertime as in most of Tyrolean churches. The church is dedicated to the Epiphany ant to St. Ulrich of Augsburg. Is there a way to correct the denomination? regards --Wolfgang Moroder (talk) 18:44, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

Permission request to use one of your pictures in a textbook[edit]

I would like to include your picture of the chorus wall at Amiens in an architecture textbook. It would be printed at about 1/15 of a page.

I wanted to check that would be OK with you. The picture would be credited in the legend immediately below --the credit could show your real name and any other location/contact information you would like to add. Just in case, my e-mail is thechabon ATTTT hotmail DOTTTT com.

Iiiiaaaa (talk) 20:22, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Catedrales de España[edit]

Hola Mattis:

¿Por qué estás incluyendo todas las catedrales de España dentro de la categoría "Cathedrals in Spain", cuando ya están distribuidas por comunidades autónomas españolas? Creo que deberías replantearte lo que estás haciendo. Sería más interesante, que las organizaras por siglo de construcción o por estilo artístico. Un cordial saludo:--Raimundo Pastor (talk) 22:05, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Mattis: solamente he encontrado 4 catedrales que no tenían asignada su respectiva comunidad autónoma, y ya lo he arreglado. Insisto en que deberías quitar la categoría "Cathedrals in Spain" de cada una de las catedrales, ya que están asignadas regionalmente. Un cordial saludo:--Raimundo Pastor (talk) 21:07, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Bangkok wat ratchabopit 012.jpg etc.[edit]

I should like to advise you that I have used your abovementioned image (plus: Bangkok wat tri thotsathep 012.jpg (2007-12-31), wat suthat 005.JPG (2011-12-11) Bangkok wat suthat 007.JPG) in my book: "Buddhistische Tempelanlagen in Thailand" (Buddhist Temples of Thailand) ISBN 978-3-7357-3903-2 --Zenwort (talk) 07:48, 4 July 2014 (UTC)