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Old October 29th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #1
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Non-religious romanesque buildings?

I love the medieval romanesque style, but almost all buildings of that style are churches/cathedrals.

Are there any non-religious buildings that you know of?

Besides Minas Tirith in LOTR.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 09:05 PM   #2
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The Madison Graded School...Madison, Georgia...1895
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The Savannah Cotton Exchange...Savannah, Georgia...1887
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Oglethorpe County Courthouse...Lexington, Georgia...1887
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Brunswick City Hall...Brunswick, Georgia...1888
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Old October 29th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #3
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This is neo-gothic...

In Spain there are some romaesque palaces that I know:

Pazo Xelmírez (Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain)

Was built by Xelmírez (bishop of Santiago) fixed to romanic cathedral at 1100, but was destroyed and rebuilt at 1120. Also has a room added at 1253.

The concept of palace at this ages was just a public hall that was used for every event (our present concept of palace is the moorish palace, with different halls for different functions). In this case are two halls (one built in 1120, and the other of 1253). Its capitals represent profane scenes, like musicians, banquets...




















Navarra royal Palace (Estella, Navarra, Spain)

This palace in Estella, a village of Navarra, was the royal palace of the kingdom of Navarre. It's another case of extraordinary preservation of a romanic palace, because it was built during the 12th century. The main element is the facade, with sculptured scenes in the capitals, inspired on popular sayings, tourneys, fables and the Roldan legend (nephiew of Carlomagno, Charles the Great) who faces the giant Ferragut.
















Bishop's palace of Orense (Galicia, Spain)

Over a roman building, and after that a suevian palace, the palace of 1131 preserves the arcs and the L disposition.



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Old November 23rd, 2009, 02:38 AM   #4
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romanesque houses in Cluny, France:





Poreč, Croatia

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Old November 24th, 2009, 12:39 AM   #5
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I'm not sure if this is Romanesque or Gothic revival, but to the victorians, it was Romanesque.

The Indianapolis Train Station 1880's.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 09:03 AM   #6
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Loarre castle, Spanish pyrenees






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To be honest, most of those actually belong to the chapel but I think there're other romanesque parts in the castle that look alike.

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Old November 25th, 2009, 07:17 PM   #7
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Wartburg, near Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany



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Old November 25th, 2009, 08:14 PM   #8
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In Belgium there are some nice examples in Ghent.

Het Gravensteen (the castle of the count of flanders)
Built in 1180 by count Philip of Alsace when he returned from the crusades.


The city also had a large group of patricians who tried to rival the power of the count and during the middle ages they build about a hundred stone mansions (stenen in dutch) throughout the city of which a few remain.

Gerard de duivelsteen (castle of gerard the devil)



Hof van Ryhove



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and a rare example of a commercial building, het korenstapelhuis (the granewarehouse)

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Old November 25th, 2009, 08:18 PM   #9
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I'm not sure if this is Romanesque or Gothic revival, but to the victorians, it was Romanesque.

The Indianapolis Train Station 1880's.
Romanesque: from year 1.000 to year 1.200 approximately, it depends the place to. But obviously 19th century is not romanesque.
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Old November 26th, 2009, 02:48 AM   #10
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Romanesque: from year 1.000 to year 1.200 approximately, it depends the place to. But obviously 19th century is not romanesque.
It is a revival obviously.
I wasn't sure what time period was being used.
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Hi chicken.
I like a rare example of a commercial building, het korenstapelhuis (the granewarehouse).
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