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Real Cathedrals

PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:35 pm
by footsteps
Okay, this isn't about real castles, but it seems the right place to ask for help.

Does anyone have links to pictures of real cathedrals of the 11th and 12th centuries? I'd like my city's cathedral to evoke that time period.

Thanks,
Alan

PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:58 am
by architect
Hi Alan,

I would just google cathedrals names for images. There are a wide variety of possible structures which vary on location. Some ideas could include Salisbury Cathedral or Lincoln Cathedral in England, St. Denis or Notre Dame (Paris) in France, Florence Cathedral, or even Byzantine churches like the Myrelaion in Constantinople (now Istanbul). The web should have many good photos of all of these buildings.

Ben E.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:26 pm
by Formendacil
Don't forget Cologne's cathedrals. I'm told there are seven, or something. At leadt one should come from your timeperiod. (Jojo will know if I'm wrong, I'm sure.) And don't forget Rome itself, the centre of medieval Christendom. (There was no St.Peter's as we know it, but don't overlook St John Lateran, which is ultimately of 4th century origin, so you might not be interested, but it was, and still is, the pope's cathedral as bishop of Rome.)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 8:23 pm
by footsteps
Thanks guys for the help. I'll follow those leads.

Alan