chapter 9 flying buttress: were diagonal arches that provided support to the structure. It became a major design feature on French cathedrals.

chapter 9 flying buttress: were diagonal arches that provided support to the structure. It became a major design feature on French cathedrals. An old lady told me domed windows were called flying buttresses.

The kings of France were once crowned in Reims Cathedral. Along with the cathedrals of Chartres and Amiens, Reims is a member of the illustrious triad of "High Gothic" or "Classical" French cathedrals built in the 13th century.

The kings of France were once crowned in Reims Cathedral. Along with the cathedrals of Chartres and Amiens, Reims is a member of the illustrious triad of "High Gothic" or "Classical" French cathedrals built in the century.

Berlin – French Cathedral iPhone 5 wallpapers, backgrounds, 640 x 1136

Berlin – French Cathedral iPhone 5 wallpapers, backgrounds, 640 x 1136 - Germany

France. Strassbourg Cathedral.    "The largest clock you'll probably ever see is inside. It's amazing to watch it working."

I was there Nov Strassbourg Cathedral. "The largest clock you'll probably ever see is inside. It's amazing to watch it working.

Cathedral Notre-Dame de Rouen (France). The associated page has more photos of French cathedrals.

The associated page has more photos of French cathedrals. This was one of Marc's and my favorite places.

St. Louis Cathedral in old New Orleans French Quarter - LOUISIANA.

Louis Cathedral - New Orleans, Louisiana - French Classicist architecture - flanked on each side by the Cabildo (former Spanish administration bldg) & the Presbytere (former city court house) both now museums - (image by Jon Armstrong)

Rouen ~ is a city on the Seine River in northern, France with soaring Gothic cathedrals, charming half timbered houses and excellent museums.

Rouen ~ Normandy ~ France ~ It is a city on the Seine River in northern, France with soaring Gothic cathedrals, charming half timbered houses and excellent museums.

Amiens Cathedral in France.  I took a medieval art history class at UVA, much of which consisted of studying French cathedrals.  Ever since then, I always have wanted to go on a French cathedral trip.

Amiens Cathedral in France. I took a medieval art history class at UVA, much of which consisted of studying French cathedrals. Ever since then, I always have wanted to go on a French cathedral trip.

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