The Cistercian Maulbronn Monastery (1147) is the most complete and best-preserved medieval monastic complex north of the Alps. Surrounded by fortified walls, the main buildings date between the 12th and 16th centuries. The monastery's church, mainly in Transitional Gothic style, had a major influence in the spread of Gothic architecture over much of northern and central Europe. Its water-management system with an elaborate network of drains, irrigation canals and reservoirs, is of…
Old Street in Vienna
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Place des Vosges
Place des Vosges, located in the 4th arrondissement, was originally known as Place Royale. This changed after the French Revolution when the region of Vosges in the northeast of France on the border of Luxembourg and Germany was the first to pay taxes to the new French government. To honor them, the most beautiful square in Paris was named after this region.
Place des Vosges / Le Marais // Explore
VOIR EN GRAND FORMAT / VER EN GRANDE Le côté de la place que je préfère .... Ancienne Place Royale , construite au XVII° siècle . Un édit royal a imposé l'architecture des bâtiments : unité de la composition des bâtiments et hauteur uniforme , à l'exception du Pavillon de Roi et de la Reine , plus élevés . Ils sont tous alignés autour du square Louis XIII . Elle est la place la plus ancienne de Paris après la Place Dauphine Premier exemple d'urbanisme en Europe , elle reste une…