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.

Flying Buttresses.  They look lovely, but actually play a large role in keeping the structure steady.

Flying Buttresses. They look lovely, but actually play a large role in keeping the structure steady.

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...

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.

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.

Wow - stained glass fan vaulting!!! gothic conservatory by Adale Rene | 3D | CGSociety

Wow - stained glass fan vaulting!!! gothic conservatory by Adale Rene | 3D | CGSociety

Old gothic church ...would love to visit...I love gothic architecture...especially found in churches... a dream to take my camera and travel and snap every church I see.. inside and out.... had a little taste of this when I went to Rome last year and I loved it...

Old gothic church ...would love to visit...I love gothic architecture...especially found in churches... a dream to take my camera and travel and snap every church I see.. inside and out.... had a little taste of this when I went to Rome last year and I loved it...

Gothic style window. Predating both the Baroque and Romantic styles is GOTHIC architecture. This is a style that depicts architecture from the mid to late Middle Ages. The Gothic style is the form of design of many of the greatest churches and cathedrals in Europe. Many castles, universities and palaces are also in Gothic style. The term is normally used to refer to buildings which have pointed arches, ribbed roofs, large windows and ornate facades.

Gothic style window. Predating both the Baroque and Romantic styles is GOTHIC architecture. This is a style that depicts architecture from the mid to late Middle Ages. The Gothic style is the form of design of many of the greatest churches and cathedrals in Europe. Many castles, universities and palaces are also in Gothic style. The term is normally used to refer to buildings which have pointed arches, ribbed roofs, large windows and ornate facades.

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