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Old September 13th, 2005, 06:50 AM   #61
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From pictures I've seen, it looks like some of the stonework inside La Sagrada Familia might already be suffering from exposure to the weather, since the building isn't roofed in yet. Can anybody verify that for me?

If they keep on schedule, they'll be WAY ahead of St. John the Divine in New York, which is finally supposed to become St. John the Finished in 2050 or thereabouts, last I heard....
La Sagrada Familia central nave was covered 3 years ago...

Weather is quite good in Barcelona, it does NOT suffer!
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Old September 13th, 2005, 03:30 PM   #62
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Bitxofo donde esta la hermosa catedral gotica de Barcelona?
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Old September 13th, 2005, 03:47 PM   #63
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post 37 Arpels.
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Old September 13th, 2005, 04:14 PM   #64
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Amiens for me.

http://www.glasssteelandstone.com/Bu...Detail/643.php

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The pinnacle of gothic religious architecture in France isn't in Pairs; it's in the town of Amiens. It was here in 1220 that the gothic style of architecture took planted its roots deep in the French soil. In 1218, it is likely that few saw the burning of the 1152 Amiens Cathedral as a good thing. But in a historical context, the timing couldn't have been better. The discoveries and ideals of gothic architecture were sweeping across Europe just as the people of Amiens needed to build a wonderful new structure. The interior features vaults which are ribbed, allowing them to soar to then-unprecedented heights while allowing more light to pour through the high windows. The external double row of flying buttresses expose the skeleton of the building, while providing additional space for pinnacles, and other ornamentation. From both inside and outside, everything is designed to soar -- to reach for higher goals, and bring the viewer and his religious experience closer to God. At the time of its completion, this was the tallest church in France.

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame is a textbook example of the gothic style. Shafts of stone appear deceptively delicate as they stack upon one another through the arcade, triforium, and clerestory. The cathedral has a main nave flanked on either side by an arcade, which supports the triforium and eventually the magnificent stained glass windows of the clerestory. As space converges at the top of each bay, an oculus window fills the gap and provides even more light and beauty.

While it's nice that the cathedral gives us so many reasons to adore it, that is one reason to despise it. The casual viewer or tourist can be overwhelmed by all the eye candy. Taking time to digest the visual delights doesn't help; it just leads to the intellectual equivalent of indigestion. When the cathedral was built, people spent more time in church and could absorb its magnificence over a long period. This was a cathedral built for them and their time. Unless you live in Amiens, chances are you will be rushed through its glory and leave either unsatisfied or overwhelmed by the experience -- irony for a piece of art created 700 years before music television.

> 1218 - The original cathedral on this site burns down.
> 1220 - Work begins on the current cathedral.
> 1236 - The nave and western facade are completed.
> 1238 - Work begins on the radiating chapels.
> 1240 - Work is suspended when money runs out.
> 1258 - Work resumes.
> 1269 - The choir is completed.
> 1290 - Construction begins on the side chapels.
> 1375 - Chapel construction is completed.
> 1366 - The south tower is completed.
> 1402 - The north tower is completed.
> 1981 - The Cathedral of Notre-Dame becomes a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
> The interior height of the nave in 143 feet/46 meters.










































The pictures we've seen of Laon aren't very good, here are others.

http://www.orgel.com/laon.html


Like a Bach fugue, a Gothic cathedral demands all our emotional and intellectual powers . . . .

The exteriors of the Gothic cathedrals of the later twelfth and the early thirteenth century were in perfect harmony with the interiors - at least in the form in which they were planned; for hardly any were executed completely. Few visitors and even few students realize that. Laon is the only one (except for Tournai in Southern Belgium) that can give a true idea of what a French cathedral was intended to look like.
--- Nikolaus Pevsner, from "An Outline of European Architecture"



















































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Old September 13th, 2005, 04:33 PM   #65
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Old September 13th, 2005, 08:17 PM   #66
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At the most I like the cathedrale de Rouen:

















Milan:





koelner Dom:


Sagrada Familia, Barcelona



Metz:
(looks a bit like the tower of Milan)








Antwerpen:


Mont de saint Michel:





Some in the Netherlands:

Breda:










Den Bosch:





Utrecht, Domtoren






Arnhem: Eusebius:





Groningen, Martinitoren:


[IMG]http://www.*************/archive/2001/03/010320-Groningenoverzicht.jpg[/IMG]

middelburg:




Oudenbosch,


Here my own design of a Cathedral. The tower in the middle i have changed. Now it looks more beatyful.


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Old September 14th, 2005, 05:28 AM   #67
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Saint Andrews in roanoke, va
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Old September 28th, 2005, 08:58 PM   #68
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Thanks, bitxofo - I'm glad to hear that!

Sometimes I forget that some places on the planet actually DO have uniformly good weather...

Of course, where I live (Indiana), the motto is, "if you don't like the weather, stick around for a few minutes - it'll change!"
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Old September 28th, 2005, 09:16 PM   #69
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This is the perfect gothic church according to Viollet le Duc.

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Old September 28th, 2005, 09:20 PM   #70
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Built in the late 1600's on the orders of Charles II, it is the largest Protestant cathedral in the world and stands 111m tall.
Sorry to drag this up again, but it isn't. Liverpool cathedral is almost twice the size.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 09:26 PM   #71
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Milan Cathedral, Milano and Nidarosdomen, Trondheim.















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Old September 29th, 2005, 02:50 AM   #72
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beeing East Slavic I prefer East Slavic styles


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Old September 30th, 2005, 02:30 AM   #73
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My faves:
1.The duomo in Firenze
2. St. Peter's in Roma
3. Notre Dame in Paris
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Old October 5th, 2005, 07:38 PM   #74
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Gothic? Chartres.

Non-Gothic? The Duomo in Siena or San Marco in Venice.
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Old October 15th, 2005, 08:24 PM   #75
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Old October 23rd, 2005, 05:48 AM   #76
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Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares (España)










y esta otra no es las mas guapa de España pero si de Asturies
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Old October 31st, 2005, 06:42 PM   #77
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Kaiserdom, Speyer (Germany)

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Old November 7th, 2005, 09:52 PM   #78
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While most of the big churches get all of the attention here, sometimes the smaller ones should get mentioned as well. St Paul's Chapel may not be anything special, and there are many churches that are bigger and widder that it is. However, it is the oldest surviving structure in Manhattan. I guess one of the reason it doesn't get a lot of metioning is b/c it usually stood in the shadow of the Twins. Speaking of those buildings, it was the only place in the area not to get touched by the debree on 9/11. This place also includes a small cemetery to early NYers like neighboring Trinity Church.










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Old November 23rd, 2005, 11:45 AM   #79
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to me the best cathedral in Portugal is the cathedral of Guarda (my city), this cathedral was started in the XIV century and finish in the XVI century:











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Old November 24th, 2005, 03:45 AM   #80
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I cant believe the amount of images of the same thing some people post on these forums. It doesn't bother me as I've got a 4mb/s connection, but really, does nobody have respect anymore for those people still on 56k modem or people with slow computers?

Surely 3 or 4 pictures of one building is enough? I mean, you could post 3 or 4 of the best ones, and then links to the rest. This is overload sometimes. Never understood why the admin of this site allows more than 8 pictures per post to actually be made, because it's easily done in the forum setup console.
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