Gloucester Cathedral - cloisters
Shot on an early morning visit to Gloucester cathedral, UK. Anyone who lives within a reasonable distance and enjoys a bit of decadent architecture - I'd very much recommend a visit. Getting there early pays off, as you miss the floods of tourists, not that there's anything wrong with tourists, but it's nice to have the place to yourself for some desolate photos.
A Complete Visitor's Guide to Rosslyn Chapel
Explore Rosslyn Chapel with this detailed guide on its history, reliefs, and surroundings with logistical information too.
The Gothic Arch
"Three architectural features are typical of the Gothic. These are the pointed arch, the ribbed vault, and the flying buttress. It is the pointed arch that most clearly makes Gothic building look different from Roman and Romanesque work. In the older style the semicircular, round arch was used everywhere. But Gothic architects did not invent the pointed arch. It had been used much earlier in the Near East. It was used by Muslim artists in Asia, Africa, and even in parts of southern Europe…
10 Best Palaces In London To Visit
Hands-down, London is one of our favourite cities in all the world; not least because it is home. Now, in my opinion, one of the best things about our city is the amount of history
Ornate Architectural Grandeur, Captured in Thousands of Digital Photographs
Andrea K. Scott on Markus Brunetti’s photographs of church façades.
Having gained a reputation as a party destination, Prague has in recent years, been reinventing itself as an important economic hub. Plus, it’s a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prague …
Eleanor of Aquitaine | Biography, Facts, Children, Family Tree, & Significance
Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen consort of both Louis VII of France (1137–52) and Henry II of England (1152–1204) and mother of Richard I (the Lionheart) and John of England. She was perhaps the most powerful woman in 12th-century Europe. Learn more about Eleanor of Aquitaine in this article.