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.

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

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...

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...

Definitely love running water!  Gothic architecture at Batalha Monastery, Portugal

Definitely love running water! Gothic architecture at Batalha Monastery, Portugal

York Minster, North Yorkshire - The West Front

York Minster, North Yorkshire - The West Front

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.

Catedral de Canterbury - Arzobispo Anglicano de Canterbury - Siglo XII - Canterbury, Reino Unido

Catedral de Canterbury - Arzobispo Anglicano de Canterbury - Siglo XII - Canterbury, Reino Unido

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?

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