Romanesque style - is marked by great variation in decoration.  The carvings are very geometric and appear above the portal (archway) into a cathedral.  Note the columns are slender with a smallish capital.  The capital does have some carving at the top that is very detailed.

Romanesque style - is marked by great variation in decoration. The carvings are very geometric and appear above the portal (archway) into a cathedral. Note the columns are slender with a smallish capital. The capital does have some carving at the top that is very detailed.

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The Romanesque church of San Millán (12th century), Segovia, Spain.    http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/17347/The-Romanesque-church-of-San-Millan-Segovia-Spain#

The Romanesque church of San Millán (12th century), Segovia, Spain. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/17347/The-Romanesque-church-of-San-Millan-Segovia-Spain#

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Classic Romanesque Architecture. Romanesque architecture is an architectural style of Medieval Europe characterized by semi-circular arches.

Classic Romanesque Architecture. Romanesque architecture is an architectural style of Medieval Europe characterized by semi-circular arches.

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The Cathédrale St-Lazare (Cathedral of St. Lazarus) is the the most important historical building in Autun, Burgundy, and one of the most important Romanesque churches in France. Dating from the mid-12th century with some later Gothic additions, it is especially famed for its splendid sculptures by the Romanesque master sculptor Gislebertus.

The Cathédrale St-Lazare (Cathedral of St. Lazarus) is the the most important historical building in Autun, Burgundy, and one of the most important Romanesque churches in France. Dating from the mid-12th century with some later Gothic additions, it is especially famed for its splendid sculptures by the Romanesque master sculptor Gislebertus.

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