Hungary - Parliament building, Budapest. Facts about Hungary: Area: 93,030 sq km. A landlocked, central European state on the River Danube.Population: 9,973,141. Capital: Budapest. Official language: Hungarian. Languages: 17.

Hungary - Parliament building, Budapest. Facts about Hungary: Area: 93,030 sq km. A landlocked, central European state on the River Danube.Population: 9,973,141. Capital: Budapest. Official language: Hungarian. Languages: 17.

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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.

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.

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A bit dark and dismal  ~ Manchester City Hall, England nomadicvision:  Gothic Exterior on Flickr. Via Flickr: Jon Reid

A bit dark and dismal ~ Manchester City Hall, England nomadicvision: Gothic Exterior on Flickr. Via Flickr: Jon Reid

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Flying Buttresses.  They look lovely, but actually play a large role in keeping the structure steady.
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Gothic style window. Predating both the Baroque and Romantic styles is GOTHIC architecture. This is a style that depicts architecture from the mid to late Middle Ages. The Gothic style is the form of design of many of the greatest churches and cathedrals in Europe. Many castles, universities and palaces are also in Gothic style. The term is normally used to refer to buildings which have pointed arches, ribbed roofs, large windows and ornate facades.

Gothic style window. Predating both the Baroque and Romantic styles is GOTHIC architecture. This is a style that depicts architecture from the mid to late Middle Ages. The Gothic style is the form of design of many of the greatest churches and cathedrals in Europe. Many castles, universities and palaces are also in Gothic style. The term is normally used to refer to buildings which have pointed arches, ribbed roofs, large windows and ornate facades.

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Strasbourg Cathedral in Strasbourg, France  is widely considered to be among the finest examples of high, or late, Gothic architecture

Strasbourg Cathedral in Strasbourg, France is widely considered to be among the finest examples of high, or late, Gothic architecture

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WayneKorea. 2011, 4th August . Gothic architecture. Flickr..https://www.flickr.com/photos/waynekorea/6314683870/

WayneKorea. 2011, 4th August . Gothic architecture. Flickr..https://www.flickr.com/photos/waynekorea/6314683870/

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