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Old Crank

(2,791 posts)
Sat Sep 23, 2023, 03:29 PM Sep 23

Notre Dame de Reims

A little lighter, metaphorically, than the early set of pictures. This cathedral is a bit younger in its current form than Notre Dame de Paris but is larger. It houses over 2,000 statues. Has a labyrinth on part of the floor. We stopped by for a quick visit on the way to Dieppe.
June 2019.











Notre Dame de Reims (Original Post) Old Crank Sep 23 OP
Magnificent! Bayard Sep 23 #1
So glad you stopped, my dear Old Crank! CaliforniaPeggy Sep 23 #2
They need to demolish these old buildings, build modern structures, to give spike jones Sep 23 #3
Well, Notre Dame de Paris soldierant Sep 23 #4
Very similar architecture tornado34jh Sep 23 #5
Thank you, for posting those photos of Reims Cathedral wendyb-NC Sep 23 #6
Excellent photos!!! Duppers Sep 23 #7

CaliforniaPeggy

(147,962 posts)
2. So glad you stopped, my dear Old Crank!
Sat Sep 23, 2023, 05:20 PM
Sep 23

It's just magnificent.
The glimpses of iridescent colors along with the gray stone of the cathedral.
The heights that it soars, taking our consciousness with it all.
The solemn beauty that surrounds us.

spike jones

(1,591 posts)
3. They need to demolish these old buildings, build modern structures, to give
Sat Sep 23, 2023, 05:57 PM
Sep 23

contractors and engineers some work.
Just kidding!!!!

soldierant

(6,104 posts)
4. Well, Notre Dame de Paris
Sat Sep 23, 2023, 06:13 PM
Sep 23

is on an island, and between that and the flying buttresses, space was limited.

(Also de Rheims has no fire damage - yet.)

tornado34jh

(689 posts)
5. Very similar architecture
Sat Sep 23, 2023, 06:34 PM
Sep 23

A lot of the French cathedrals have a Gothic style, with flying buttresses, gargoyles, and a rib vault ceiling. More specifically, it is a High Gothic architecture. Reims Cathedral is the first example of this. Later on, many of them became Romanesque.


Explanation of High Gothic:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Gothic

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