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Old November 27th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #21
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St Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom) in Vienna which is a hall church. This type of church is typical of the German Gothic architecture.


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The southern spire has a height of 136,44 metres and is an entirely medieval construction.


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Old November 27th, 2012, 07:11 PM   #22
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In the same kind : the church St Nicolas-de-Tolentin of the Royal Monastery of Brou (eastern France) in Flamboyant Gothic (1506-1532).





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Rood screen :



Grave of Philibert II of Savoy :



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Grave of Marguerite of Austria :

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Old November 27th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #23
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In the same kind : the church St Nicolas-de-Tolentin of the Royal Monastery of Brou (eastern France) in Flamboyant Gothic (1506-1532).
Interesting creation, there are already Renaissance features recognisable.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #24
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Interesting creation, there are already Renaissance features recognisable.
Yes, completely.

I like very much tiles varnished with it.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 12:00 AM   #25
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The church of the Convent of Christ (Convento de Cristo) in Tomar, Portugal, is an example of the lavish Manueline style. This style is named after King Manuel I (1495-1521).


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Old November 28th, 2012, 01:36 AM   #26
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Another example of Manueline-style, the Hieronymites Monastery localised near the Belém Tower in Lisbon :



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Old November 28th, 2012, 06:59 AM   #27
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awesome collection of pics.....thank you!!!!
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Old November 28th, 2012, 05:24 PM   #28
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The Sainte-Chapelle in Paris:

It was built by Louis IX (Saint Louis) for his collection of relics in the 13th century. In the 19th century it was heavily renovated by Viollet-le-Duc, notably the colours.


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Old November 28th, 2012, 09:11 PM   #29
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His sister : the Sainte-Chapelle in Vincennes within the castle of Vincennes (near Paris).
It was founded in 1379 by king Charles V to shelter the relics of the Passion of the Christ.





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Old November 28th, 2012, 10:57 PM   #30
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King's College Chapel in Cambridge:

This chapel was built in Perpendicular Style which is the name of the English Late Gothic architecture (14th - 16th century).


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Old November 29th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #31
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King's College Chapel in Cambridge:

This chapel was built in Perpendicular Style which is the name of the English Late Gothic architecture (14th - 16th century).
The fan-shaped vaults are very amazing
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The fan-shaped vaults are very amazing.
They are a distinctive feature of the Perpendicular Gothic.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 01:56 AM   #33
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Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg built in the Gothic style from 1176 to 1439.

It is recognizable by the unique bell tower surmounted by a spire.

With his 142,11 meters, it was the highest building of the world from 1647 till 1874.

Like the city of Strasbourg, the cathedral connects German and French cultural influences.









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Old November 29th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #34
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Holy Cross Minster (Heilig-Kreuz-Münster) in Schwäbisch-Gmünd, Germany:

This nice building is a late Gothic hall church again. Members of the prominent Parler family heavily contributed to it.


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Old November 30th, 2012, 01:21 AM   #35
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Holy Cross Minster (Heilig-Kreuz-Münster) in Schwäbisch-Gmünd, Germany:

This nice building is a late Gothic hall church again. Members of the prominent Parler family heavily contributed to it.
This style of vault is very beautiful.

We find it with the church Saint-Jacques-le-Mineur in Ličge :



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Old November 30th, 2012, 01:48 AM   #36
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Interesting about gothic architecture is that it was often very ambitious, even if there was a lack of funds, no standardized measures (each city had their own) and many other problems. The cathedral of Beauvais (50 kms to the north of Paris) is a very good example of this ambition. It is the tallest of all gothic cathedrals. Unfortunatelly, only the choir (47 m high) was fully completed (13th century). Constuction was stopped, because the building was too daring and had already collapsed. In the 16th century, the construction of a (again very ambitious) tower was stopped for the same reason.

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N22935_CathedraleStPierre_Beauvais by aamengus, on Flickr
This is just the front part of the church. Imagine how enormous it was supposed to be! An enormous number of buttresses was needed to keep the buidling upright.


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Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Beauvais II by isemantics, on Flickr

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Beauvais St Peter Cathedral by Nura Ahmad, on Flickr

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Beauvais Cathedral interior by davemj312, on Flickr
Almost no walls, just glass!


I recently visited the cathedral, and unfortunatelly it seems that the structure still has problems and needs to be supported. Yet, it remains very impressive.

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Beauvais Cathedral by Clio7, on Flickr

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Cathédrale de Beauvais by Matrok, on Flickr


It's not unusual that the construction of large gothic churches and cathedrals had to be stopped. The result is sometimes very strange. The front collégiale St.-Vulfran in Abbeville (Northern France) was constructed during a prosperous era. When they wanted to start with the rear, however, there was no more money left. Unlike in Beauvais, the constructors didn't want a half church, so they decided to build a much smaller rear to it.

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Abbeville, France by Jimbo75, on Flickr
Very nice, but this is only the front!

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Collégiale Saint Vulfran - Abbeville by gueguette80, on Flickr

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La Collégiale Saint Vulfran d'Abbeville by mcharlie80, on Flickr

It's actually very surprising that the building is still standing, because most of the city was destroyed during world war 2.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 12:48 PM   #37
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Interesting about gothic architecture is that it was often very ambitious, even if there was a lack of funds, no standardized measures (each city had their own) and many other problems.

It's not unusual that the construction of large gothic churches and cathedrals had to be stopped. The result is sometimes very strange. The front collégiale St.-Vulfran in Abbeville (Northern France) was constructed during a prosperous era.
St. Vulfran looks really strange.

But, there are examples of a more or less happy ending. During the 19th century some cathedrals could be finished. The most successfull example is probably Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom).

Construction stopped in 1473 and continued in 1842.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ld_22_1824.jpg

As you can see, only the choir had been completed in the Middle Ages.

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But fortunately, the original medieval plan of the facade survived.


http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:F...B6lner_Dom.jpg

So, Cologne Cathedral could be finished in 1880 and mostly as intended.


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Another more controversial example is St. Vitus Cathedral (Veitsdom/chrám sv. Víta) in Prague. In 1420 construction stopped due to the Hussite Wars.

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The choir and half of the tower were built in the Middle ages.


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In the 19th construction restarted. But, the facade remains controversial because it heavily changed the intended appearance of the cathedral.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ta_pruceli.jpg

Finally, St. Vitus cathedral was finished in 1929.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #38
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Gothic architecture is mostly associated with churches and cathedrals, but we shouldn't forget that there are also marvelous secular gothic buildings.
One of the more famous is the Brussels towns hall (15th century).

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Brussel - stadhuis/Townhall Brussels by GeS, on Flickr
Notice St. Michael on the spire. He is one of the two patron saints of the city.

In 1695, the French troups of Louis XIV destroyed Brussels and its Grand Place with a large 48 hour bombardement. Ironically, the town hall and the spire were still standing, although they had been used as target. The buidling was very badly damaged though.

The Brussels town hall has been an example for a number of other town halls in Europe. A striking example is the 19th century neo-gothic Vienna Rathaus. Another famous example is the magnificent Leuven town hall (15th century, with more recent alterations).

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Leuven Stadhuis by Michael Stoop, on Flickr

The building is most famous for its statues, though this is a 19th century addition. I think it was originally intended to add statues, because the niches are original.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #39
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Gothic architecture is mostly associated with churches and cathedrals, but we shouldn't forget that there are also marvelous secular gothic buildings.
That's true, especially the Flemish town halls are very impressive.

There are also quite many pretty Brick Gothic town halls.


Lübeck:

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Old November 30th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #40
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The brick-built buildings of Gothic style are really original.

St. Anne's Church in Vilnius :

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