LATER FRENCH GOTHIC: St. Maclou, Rouen, France, C. 1500-1514. While the Renaissance was already in full swing in Italy, the French were pushing the extremes with elaborate ornamentation as seen in the exquisite traceries of St. Maclou. Considered one of the best examples of the "Flamboyant style" of Gothic architecture in France.
holly village highgate, london | the main entrance to this village of eight houses commissioned by lady burdett coutts | the family's diamond-shaped coat-of-arms is carved prominently in portland stone on each building, and over the entrance arch is engraved, "Holly Village Erected by A. G. B. Coutts A.D. 1865."
The #Alcobaça Monastery is a Mediaeval Roman Catholic Monastery in central Portugal. The church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal. Due to its artistic and historical importance, it was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1989. #architecture #portugal