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Old May 10th, 2009, 09:50 PM   #21
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Old May 10th, 2009, 10:35 PM   #22
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Amazing to see this kind of roof-style (Mansard-roofed, clearly from northern France), in a Mediterranean country...

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Old May 10th, 2009, 10:38 PM   #23
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Old May 11th, 2009, 01:46 AM   #24
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Old May 11th, 2009, 11:48 PM   #25
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Carlos Pellegrini Square, Buenos Aires City, Argentina:




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Old May 12th, 2009, 03:32 AM   #26
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Those pics are impressive, thanks !!!!

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In the Low Countries, French architecture has influenced the local styles for ages. In medieval times there is the gothic style, here in Utrecht (Domkerk):



In the southern province of Brabant a unique Lowlands style was developed, the so called "Brabantian gothique" (Brabantse Gotiek / Gothique Brabançon) which is heavily influenced by French examples. The masterpiece of this Brabantse Gotiek is the St. Romboutskathedraal in Mechelen. Other examples are the cathedral of Antwerp and, being the most northern example, the Grote Kerk of Alkmaar.

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The French classical architecture had a major influence on the cityscape of Brussels, which is therefore called Klein Parijs (Little Paris), but is less seen in the northern regions (Holland). Amsterdam is one of the few European capitals whitout Paris-like boulevards and classical monuments on every corner.
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Amsterdam is one of the few European capitals whitout Paris-like boulevards and classical monuments on every corner.
Indeed, that's because Dutch/Flemish architecture is truly unique and typical also, besides we can find many examples of this architecture in northern France.

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USA, again (French Renaissance Revival, French Beaux-Arts/Neo-Classical, Second Empire/Mansard style):

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Some from England:

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I know there are some French styled chateaux-palaces in India too, anyone know of them?
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I didn't know...

Maybe in Puducherry ?
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Old May 15th, 2009, 01:26 AM   #34
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I know there's a French Castle in Iran (I think that's how they call it) from the time of the crusades, there's also the Krak des Chevaliers in Syria that's massive.

There has also been quite a few cathedrals in the middle ages that were built by architects from France or by foreign architects who learned that style in France. Lincoln Cathedral was built, for example, by Hugh of Avalon (Avalon here is a small village in Burgundy, has nothing to do with the Arthurian city apart the name) as far as I remember and the architect who built the Magdeburger Dom in Germany (one the very firsts German gothic cathedral if not the first) was built by a German architect (Albrecht II von Kefernburg) who learned that style in France.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 01:58 AM   #36
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Castles of the crusades like Krak des Chevaliers don't have french influence, they are just french, although they were built so far.
In Spain french architecture is obvious in many french cathedrals, and romanic churchs too. And we had (and have) a french dinasty, so many royal palaces are inspired in french palaces too (la Granja palace, for example).

But in the photos of the post, in most of them I can't see a french architecture influence, just european...
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But in the photos of the post, in most of them I can't see a french architecture influence, just european...
Don't forget the French Second Empire Style was copied in every major cities of Europe in 19th century (except maybe in Italy and Netherlands), the same for French Beaux Arts/neo-Classical Style (Versailles) and also mansard-roof style which is clearly french also.

That's why you call it "European Style", because, indeed, you can find it all over Europe !

But for the non-European, it's still a French style !

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But in the photos of the post, in most of them I can't see a french architecture influence, just european...
From what I see most photos here are about few styles, mainly Second Empire and Gothic architecture. These definately found their roots into France. It's true you can find these all accross Europe but it's French influenced architecture nonetheless, it's like saying, for example, that neoclassical buildings of Paris (Arc de Triomphe or the Pantheon) have not been Greek influenced but European influenced. A characteristic of the Second Empire style being that they use Mansard roof, a typical feature now presents all accross Europe but that find its roots to François Mansart.
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Interesting thread. What makes it a typical French style. The roof, materials, ornaments etc. Some building lacking the typical roof such as the 1st building in Shanghai are more typical European architecture.
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There are there are several different styles that originated in France or have been been French influenced.

For the Second Empire style the Mansart roofs are a good hint because there really were popularised and reached world fame in France. The elevation is another good one as they are highly decorated with statues and stuffs.

In Gothic Architecture it's the use of pointed vaults and extensive use of stained glasses that makes it look that way. They also use ribbed vault, a feature that appeared on late Romanesque churchs and was first used in England (but then again with French architects who made the experience in England, afaik the first church with ribbed vaults is the Durham Cathedral and is built in what they call the Norman style). What really defines a gothic church is the size of the choir, when you're in you should have the sensation to really be in what should be a house of god and the light must enter the building through the stained glasses, giving the sensation we are at the gates of heaven (well at least that's the desired effect). The Gothic style is less uniform though, in France there were attempts to create a coherent style but in England they just built cathedrals in several steps with no attempt to create a single unified style although several of their cathedrals were designed by French architects (and here I don't mean just Normans) as they considered the use over the design and there were also regular money shortage. The German style is much closer to the French one, with transcepts stuck to the torso, two front towers and a very tall nave and choir. But their cathedrals were often built by German architects although they trully imported the style from France. Maybe you can say the German style has been trully influenced by French style despite using local architects and the English style, despite using French architects, is more specific. In all cases these buildings are often highly decorated with statues and other details (see Art Nouveau too), a bit like the Second Empire style would much later.

There are few other minor styles, like the Creole style develloped in colonies then in DOMs-TOMs but they aren't that influencial.
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