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30 07, 2017

Medieval cathedrals – Architecture

By |2019-09-13T06:43:48-07:00July 30th, 2017|Medieval|19 Comments

Medieval cathedrals: Façade of Amiens cathedral in France What is a cathedral? A cathedral is any Christian church where a bishop has his headquarters. No matter how big a church is, if there's no bishop working in it, then it's not a cathedral. More about bishops Medieval architecture Lots more Middle Ages articles For instance, the cathedral [...]

29 07, 2017

Inside Amiens cathedral

By |2018-04-14T12:43:03-07:00July 29th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Elevation of Amiens cathedral (begun 1220 AD) Where Chartres cathedral had a full gallery above the side aisles, Amiens has only a thin false gallery like Reims, with windows behind it that let in more light. Amiens transept In each arm of the transept, there is a huge rose window, with more windows beneath it. At Chartres the [...]