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Postby footsteps » Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:35 pm

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.

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Postby architect » Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:58 am

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.

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Postby Formendacil » Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:26 pm

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.)
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Postby footsteps » Tue Jun 15, 2004 8:23 pm

Thanks guys for the help. I'll follow those leads.

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