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Medieval cathedral builders were trying to maximize the internal dimensions in order to reach for the heavens and bring in more light. In that regard, the Amiens cathedral is the tallest complete cathedral in France, its stone-vaulted nave reaching an internal height of 42.30 metres  http://wp.me/p4LjJr-fy

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Sanctuary and Ambulatory, Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, France

Chartres ~ Centre-Val de Loire ~ France ~ Notre Dame Cathedral ~ Sanctuary and…

Beauvais - La Cathédrale                                                                                                                                                                                 Plus

Beauvais - La Cathédrale Plus Francia.

Lichfield is the only medieval English cathedral with three spires.  tarting in 1085 and continuing through the twelfth century the original wooden Saxon church was replaced by a Norman cathedral made from stone, and this was in turn replaced by the present Gothic cathedral begun in 1195. It was completed by the building of the Lady Chapel in the 1330s

Lichfield is the only medieval English cathedral with three spires. Starting in 1085 and continuing through the century, the original wooden Saxon church was replaced by a Norman cathedral made from stone, and this was in turn replaced by the.

https://flic.kr/p/adE8oc | Tuesta - Iglesia de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora

https://flic.kr/p/adE8oc | Tuesta - Iglesia de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora

The cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris is one of the first in Europe to employ the 'flying buttress' support

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris was the edifice to use "flying buttresses" to support immense walls.That technology made it possible to build such a grand Cathedral in the Middle Ages.It was completed by the Medieval Era -

Picardie - la Cathédrale d'Amiens -80

Picardie - la Cathédrale d'Amiens -80