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Old February 10th, 2012, 07:31 PM   #281
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Naaa, the French gothic cathedrals are masterpieces! Not only they were the first, they were also perfect right from the beginning(and they keep em clean):

Paris, Notre Dame



http://www.travlang.com/blog/wp-cont...thedral_09.jpg

Chartres



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...Chartres_1.jpg

Amiens


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Reims



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

Orleans



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...hedrale_02.jpg
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Old February 10th, 2012, 07:45 PM   #282
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ok ok they are both great gothic styles, the early french and the late german
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Old February 10th, 2012, 07:51 PM   #283
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Ironically, one of my favourites is located beyond the alps - in Milan! It almost combines the full occidental architectural spectrum:



http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vdahCLAZbm...+cathedral.jpg



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Old February 10th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #284
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ah thank you, Odoaker!
I love my city's cathedral because it's both completely gothic and completely baroque, a strange mixture of both styles, even if i have to admit I'm a baroque lover!
I'd love to find some spare time to post here some pictures of italian cathedrals...
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Old February 10th, 2012, 08:22 PM   #285
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That would be great
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Old February 11th, 2012, 12:38 PM   #286
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Milan Cathedral in Snow

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Old February 11th, 2012, 04:11 PM   #287
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Ok, so here's a few pictures...very personal and with so many left outs...
As we all know, italy was a "papal" country, that is, we have much more basilicas (pope's church, to say it easy), than actual cathedrals (that is, bishops' churches), but, not counting great ones (like saint peter in rome, padua basilica, pompeii basilica or assisi basilica of saint francis), here's a shortlist of my preferred ones....so, here you are:

already seen the facade, but here's the apsis of milano's cathedral



rome's cathedral (saint peter is a basilica, not rome's cathedral, even if almost no tourist go to see the magnificent rome's cathedral)
san giovanni in laterano









cattedrale di venezia









cattedrale di pisa







cattedrale di palermo





cattedrale di siena









cattedrale di cremona













cattedrale di napoli





cattedrale di parma, not so spectacular exterior...



but one of the best interiors ever!

















duomo di amalfi







duomo di ragusa



duomo di modica



duomo di catania





monreale













duomo di firenze

















Orvieto cathedral








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Old February 11th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #288
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ok ok sorry I have to reduce the image's dimensions...sorry, right now i'll fix it!!
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Old February 11th, 2012, 05:16 PM   #289
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Heres some cathedral in Sweden.


Lund Cathedral (One of the most beautiful cathedral, according to me )






Skara Cathedral






Kalmar Cathedral




Uppsala Cathedral




Vńxj÷ Cathedral




PS: These fotos are taken from Wikipedia, and I am sorry that they are so big. These are just some of the cathedral that we have here in Sweden and I would be really happy if someone could post more Swedish cathedrals. Anyway Cheers
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Old February 11th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #290
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thank you tommoloi! Each one a masterpiece of the even greater Italian culture!
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Old February 11th, 2012, 05:51 PM   #291
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One of the most underrated North European Cathedrals, Glasgow's, the only surviving Medieval Scottish cathedral:


http://www.visitscotland.ch/wp-conte...athedral_3.jpg

And the best known Medieval building in the UK bar Westminster:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...r_Shambles.JPG
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Old February 11th, 2012, 06:21 PM   #292
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Quote:
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And the best known Medieval building in the UK bar Westminster:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...r_Shambles.JPG
And bar Canterbury, I would suggest...
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Old February 11th, 2012, 11:47 PM   #293
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Main cathedrals of Lithuania:

Cathedral of Vilnius. First built in XIII c. on top of pagan temple of Perkūnas (Altar survived in basement) in transitional romanesque-gothic style. Then rebuilt in gothic style two times, then renaissance, baroque and finally neoclassical. Belltower is built on what once was defensive tower of Vilnius castle.



http://www.whattodo.lt/wp-content/up...011/07/kat.jpg



http://y.delfi.lt/norm/17221/292903_gAscFo.jpeg



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



http://ldk-ticino.info/img/images/ka...927%281%29.jpg



http://www.katedra.lt/pix/1turas/d/1t_f05-01_sk.jpg

Cathedral of Kaunas



http://kaunoarkivyskupija.lt/site/fi...os002_gc_d.jpg



http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jfilnz21wW...asilica_01.JPG



http://fotokudra.lt/files/I41327.jpg



http://fotokudra.lt/files/I199293.jpg

Cathedral of Őiauliai



http://www.piligrimukelias.lt/site/f...d/03-01_eb.jpg



http://fotokudra.lt/files/I311025.jpg



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Old February 12th, 2012, 12:41 AM   #294
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Chitchester Cathedral in the south of England, panorama taken by me in the nave
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Chichester Cathedral Panorama by barnyz, on Flickr

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Old February 13th, 2012, 02:18 PM   #295
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And here goes another small cathedral, this is from Monza (the city where I was born, btw). It host the Iron Crown, the crown made of the "nails of the cross" of Jesus, made by roman empereor constantine. It is said to be the most ancient royal insigna in Europe. Charlemagne, Frederick barbarossa, Napoleon and ferdinand of austria are some of the empereor crowned with this masterpiece.
















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Old February 22nd, 2012, 11:48 AM   #296
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St Maryĺs Episcopal Cathedral (Neo-Gothic, 1879) in Edinburgh, Scotland




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Old April 8th, 2012, 12:16 PM   #297
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The Significance of the Mariazell Pilgrimage Basilica
Hardly any other pilgrimage site in the world can look back on such an impressive past.

According to records, Mariazell was founded on December 21, 1157. An inscription above the main portal, giving the date 1200, means that we can assume that the building of the Romanesque chapel began at this time. The first documentary evidence of 'Cell' is from the year 1243. A letter of indulgence, dated 1330, from Archbishop Friedrich III of Salzburg, is given as the source for the Church of Our Beloved Lady of Cell as a much visited place of pilgrimage. By 1344 the community had received the rights of a market town.

Of great importance for Mariazell was the awarding of a plenary indulgence by Pope Boniface IX in 1399. It was granted for the week following the octave of the Assumption of the Virgin and led to the cultivation of penitential rites and processions, which continued after the indulgence was revoked and are documented well into the baroque period. The stream of pilgrims constantly increased.

There were already around two dozen stalls for the sale of votive offerings by around 1400, and approximately one-hundred years later Mariazell was known internationally as a place of pilgrimage. Pilgrims from the regions of what are today Bavaria, Bohemia, France, Italy, Croatia, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, but above all, Austria and Hungary, were even then actively seeking the help of the Mariazell Mother of Mercy.

Mariazell enjoyed a special heyday after the end of the Counter Reformation as a national shrine of the House of Habsburg, which not only placed its personal fate under the protection of Mariazell, but the entire country and its inhabitants. The example given by the ruling family moved the members of the aristocracy and the bourgeoisie, and finally the peasantry, to make pilgrimages to Mariazell.

The Gothic church could no longer accommodate the great number of pilgrims and Abbot Benedikt Pierin of Saint Lambrecht decided upon a baroque expansion that gave the church its characteristic appearance.

The bestowal of city status in 1948 was not due to the size of the community, but its importance as an ecclesiastical and cultural centre acknowl*edged far beyond the borders of Austria. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, it is now possible for pilgrims from Austria's neighbouring countries to the south and east to again come unhindered to Mariazell.

With inhabitants numbering only 2000, one can nevertheless assume over one million pilgrims and visitors will come to Mariazell annually.
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Old April 8th, 2012, 12:25 PM   #298
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CathÚdrale de Rouen -France-


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St Paul's in London

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Christuskirche, Mannheim...is it a cathedral? Not sure, but it looks good imo.

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Christuskirche Mannheim von maywaskind auf Flickr

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Christuskirche - Mannheim, Germany von fisherbray auf Flickr

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Christuskirche, Wasserturm von iSponge auf Flickr

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Mannheim Christuskirche Nachts von alxsoft auf Flickr

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