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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

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.

Strasbourg Cathedral in Strasbourg, France  is widely considered to be among the finest examples of high, or late, Gothic architecture

Strasbourg Cathedral in Strasbourg, France is widely considered to be among the finest examples of high, or late, Gothic architecture

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

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

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

These towers are overwhelming, they are so high up. How did people get to the top without falling over?

These towers are overwhelming, they are so high up. How did people get to the top without falling over?

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...

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/