main characteristics Gothic: flying buttresses, windows with tracery, piers composed of colonettes or shafts bundled around a core. Skeletal system vs. mass of wall necessary in Romanesque architecture. Big windows vs small windows. emphasis on the VERTICAL.
Casanova, on his death bed, was reputed to remark, "I lived a philosopher. I died a Christian." One admires an image like this and wonders if such a thing could exist if not divinely inspired? Roosvenster kathedraal Amiens
Gothic architecture | The Bach Walter Scott Monument, Edinburgh
Budapest Parliament Building is one of the most characteristic Gothic-style buildings, that is actually Neo-Gothic. Gothic architecture created soaring arches to draw the spirit of man up to heaven. Its characteristics include the pointed arch, the ribbed vault and the flying buttress. There aren't many original Gothic-style buildings in Budapest.