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.

A bit dark and dismal  ~ Manchester City Hall, England nomadicvision:  Gothic Exterior on Flickr. Via Flickr: Jon Reid

A bit dark and dismal ~ Manchester City Hall, England nomadicvision: Gothic Exterior on Flickr. Via Flickr: Jon Reid

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.

Hidden in the centre of London, the ruins of St-Dunstan-in-the-East, a church built in the eleventh century and severely damaged during The Blitz. The ruins were repurposed into this Victorian gothic dreamscape of a public garden, crawling with Virginia creepers and creepily atmospheric.

Hidden in the centre of London, the ruins of St-Dunstan-in-the-East, a church built in the eleventh century and severely damaged during The Blitz. The ruins were repurposed into this Victorian gothic dreamscape of a public garden, crawling with Virginia creepers and creepily atmospheric.

WayneKorea. 2011, 4th August . Gothic architecture. Flickr..https://www.flickr.com/photos/waynekorea/6314683870/

WayneKorea. 2011, 4th August . Gothic architecture. Flickr..https://www.flickr.com/photos/waynekorea/6314683870/

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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