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

York Minster is a Gothic cathedral in York, England. It is also one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe, alongside Cologne Cathedral. The formal title of York Minster is The Cathedral and Metro political Church of St Peter in York.

Lichenstein Castle in the Snow. Gothic revival, 1840's, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Lichenstein Castle in the Snow. One of Black Forest's most magical fairy tale castles. Beautiful no matter what time of the year.

Gothic Interior, Angelo Person on ArtStation at

Scene based off of concept from Wonderbook: Book of Spells. Completed for semester senior year Environments class in December,