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https://flic.kr/p/7vsrSF | Portals of West Facade, Reims | Reims Cathedral, coronation church of the French kings and one of the finest gothic structures ever built. It's vast scale, masterful design and rich sculptural adornment are virtually without equal.   The west facade is one of the most celebrated achievements of medieval architecture. Beautiful sculptures from the 13th & 14th centuries adorn the three main portals  and include such famous figures as the 'Smiling Angel of Reims' and…

Reims Cathedral, coronation church of the French kings and one of the finest gothic structures ever built. It's vast scale, masterful design and rich sculptural adornment are virtually without equal.

Twentieth century British artist John Piper (1903-1992) continues to pay tribute to this jewel of medieval French architecture... Light-filled Reims Cathedral, Marne, France

Twentieth century British artist John Piper continues to pay tribute to this jewel of medieval French architecture.

For this reason a study of Gothic architecture is largely a study of cathedrals and churches. Description from imgbuddy.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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TALISMAN OF CHARLEMAGNE~ ca. 814 AD; also a reliquary. Said to have been found on his body when his tomb was opened. Made of gold, sapphire, and other gems. Reims Cathedral Treasury, displayed at Palais du Tau.

Two large cabochon sapphires - one oval, one square - enclose holy relics (what are supposed to be a remnant of the Holy Cross and a small piece of the Virgin's hair, visible only when looking through the oval s

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