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.

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...

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

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...

LEAVE YOUR HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO ♥️ In San Francisco you’ll find the juxtaposition of the flamboyant, gay-and-proud Castro region nestled between the gorgeous, looming, gothic architecture of Grace Cathedral and the Zen serenity of the Japanese Tea garden. The city is home to many iconic sights. The instantly recognizable Golden Gate Bridge, the Victorian-style homes known as the Painted Ladies, and San Francisco’s vintage cable cars. Here are our top 25 San Francisco sights to start with

25 Epic Things to See & Do in San Francisco - Must-See List

LEAVE YOUR HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO ♥️ In San Francisco you’ll find the juxtaposition of the flamboyant, gay-and-proud Castro region nestled between the gorgeous, looming, gothic architecture of Grace Cathedral and the Zen serenity of the Japanese Tea garden. The city is home to many iconic sights. The instantly recognizable Golden Gate Bridge, the Victorian-style homes known as the Painted Ladies, and San Francisco’s vintage cable cars. Here are our top 25 San Francisco sights to start with

Sunday Snapshots: German Architecture {Beard and Bonnet}

Sunday Snapshots: German Architecture

Canterbury Cathedral....been here.  It is an amazing and humbling experience...the stunning architecture is really something to see.

Canterbury Cathedral....been here. It is an amazing and humbling experience...the stunning architecture is really something to see.

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