Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Medieval Cathedrals-Built to the Glory of God

Cathedrals of the Middle Ages were massive structures often taking up to a century or more to build. These massive, and expensive, structures represented the dedication to Gods glory that the populous of the community felt. Cathedrals also represented the importance the community held in their country. It was a virtual necessity to have a cathedral if a city was to be considered an important civic center.

Canterbury-10th & 11th Centuries, Canterbury, England

Notre Dame de Paris-12th Century
Notre Dame de Paris

St. Laurence-11th Century, Ludlow, England

Lincoln-12th Century, Lincoln,England

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