LATER FRENCH GOTHIC: St. Maclou, Rouen, France, C. 1500-1514. While the Renaissance was already in full swing in Italy, the French were pushing the extremes with elaborate ornamentation as seen in the exquisite traceries of St. Maclou. Considered one of the best examples of the "Flamboyant style" of Gothic architecture in France.

LATER FRENCH GOTHIC: St. Maclou, Rouen, France, C. 1500-1514. While the Renaissance was already in full swing in Italy, the French were pushing the extremes with elaborate ornamentation as seen in the exquisite traceries of St. Maclou. Considered one of the best examples of the "Flamboyant style" of Gothic architecture in France.

Abandoned gothic Architecture | love the architecture | Abandoned & Forgotten Places

Abandoned gothic Architecture | love the architecture | Abandoned & Forgotten Places

Hungary - Parliament building, Budapest. Facts about Hungary: Area: 93,030 sq km. A landlocked, central European state on the River Danube.Population: 9,973,141. Capital: Budapest. Official language: Hungarian. Languages: 17.

Hungary - Parliament building, Budapest. Facts about Hungary: Area: 93,030 sq km. A landlocked, central European state on the River Danube.Population: 9,973,141. Capital: Budapest. Official language: Hungarian. Languages: 17.

Tracery is the ornamental intersecting work in the upper part of a window, screen, or panel, or used decoratively in blank arches and vaults. The earliest use of the term is traced to the seventeen...

Tracery

Tracery is the ornamental intersecting work in the upper part of a window, screen, or panel, or used decoratively in blank arches and vaults. The earliest use of the term is traced to the seventeen...

This just blows the mind, the amount of skill that has gone into this.. I can not even think of recreating it.. but just wow!! I really love the door as well.. true craftsmanship.

This just blows the mind, the amount of skill that has gone into this.. I can not even think of recreating it.. but just wow!! I really love the door as well.. true craftsmanship.

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

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

Canterbury Cathedral....been here.  It is an amazing and humbling experience...the stunning architecture is really something to see.

Canterbury Cathedral....been here. It is an amazing and humbling experience...the stunning architecture is really something to see.

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