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GOTHIC BUILDINGS 1000-1500

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:12 am
by jelayemprins
Thiswill get the juices flowing I hope...

Simply, whats your favourite medieval building? Preferably in Christemdom... Big, small, rich owner[s], ecclesiastical, secular, hovel - the only 'rule' is that you can name it and provide either a link or an image for others to check it out.

If you fancy it we could run votes or something.

The lesser known the better- I mean HM Tower of London is a bit 'obvious' KWIM..

I'll start the ball rolling with the Town Hall In Leuven, Belgioum [ yes thats the same town where Stella Artios is from.]

Serious tripping by the architect...what mushrooms??

When I get home I'll post a link to the image as I'm on an incomprehensible Polish PC in a hotel in Wroclaw. The Town Hall here gets a good vote too BTW.

Over to you!

Jelayemp... :P

Nice subject :)

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:26 pm
by Adam R
Do you mean this one?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leuven_Town_Hall
Intriguing looking place!

I'm not sure myself - but I did rather like the Duomo San Martino in Lucca

http://www.puccinielasualucca.com/img/l ... no_big.jpg

Not so much for it's design (which is pretty nice) but for the dignified way it carries it's age. The smooth worn lines of the marble steps and the quiet solemnity of it's interior...

No doubt I'll think of some more though :)

I love old buildings ;)

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:57 pm
by Thomas Hayman
I think i quite like Gainsborough hall. Lovely old building.

http://www.gainsborougholdhall.co.uk/

Old Buildings

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:29 pm
by jelayemprins
Gainsborough you say? Have some stories to tell about the old hall...

I set up a 15th cent LH team in 1995 alongside the Transformation project which restored some of the rooms to their former glory as in 1484 when Richard III did Royal progress there.

I provided some of the design stuff,all pewter, much kitchenware - which our cooks actually used in situ- firing up the great chimneys and cooking for real. No women in those kitchens! Propeer serving at Top Table - straight out of the Booke of Kervynge/ John Russel.

We also did a Commission of Array in the Hall - with a great cast of people.

If any of the Old Crew read this- thanks for the memory!

Jelayemp...

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:51 pm
by Handbag
Cathedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia , Barcelona

i love this building. i think many tourists miss this out in favour of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia.

i also love the duomo in milan (the roof is stunning and you can go up and walk about on it) but i think a lot of that was built later ??!!

http://www.catedralbcn.org/
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/ital ... -duomo.htm

Re: Old Buildings

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:34 pm
by Gandi
jelayemprins wrote:Gainsborough you say? Have some stories to tell about the old hall...

I set up a 15th cent LH team in 1995 alongside the Transformation project which restored some of the rooms to their former glory as in 1484 when Richard III did Royal progress there.

I provided some of the design stuff,all pewter, much kitchenware - which our cooks actually used in situ- firing up the great chimneys and cooking for real. No women in those kitchens! Propeer serving at Top Table - straight out of the Booke of Kervynge/ John Russel.

We also did a Commission of Array in the Hall - with a great cast of people.

If any of the Old Crew read this- thanks for the memory!

Jelayemp...
yes, it was quite fun wasn't it......and pleasant staff if I recall as well, providing baked potatoes and fillings for us all when we arrived on that first event!

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:34 pm
by Lady Cecily

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:18 am
by gregory23b
Lincoln Cathedral.


Oh, Jelly, I am sure I would have been there, had I stayed ;-)

buildings...

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:54 pm
by jelayemprins
Anything interesting in Bulgaria, Hungary, Sweden, etc...??

JK yep damn shame that you missed the Old Hall. When are you home this week for A chat?
IJ

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:59 pm
by Annis
Lavenham Guild Hall (Ok, so it was built in the EARLY 1500s)

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w- ... -lavenham/


And Tymperleys Clock Museum (the building that it's in, that is!)

http://www.colchestermuseums.org.uk/tym ... index.html

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:15 pm
by gregory23b
Jelly, Monday would be good.

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:15 pm
by Annis
I've just re-read the topic title and found that it said 'gothic', oops :oops:

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:35 pm
by guthrie
What did you think it said?

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:41 pm
by Annis
That word didnt register in my head :oops:

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:48 pm
by Aginoth
Cleve Abbey, Somerset

One of the last Cistercian Abbeys founded in England (1198), and some of the best preserved cloister buildings of any religious site in England

Image

A beautiful and peaceful site, fabulous location for a summer picnic.

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:04 pm
by The Methley Archer
How about Moyne Abbey in Co. Mayo, Ireland

Goffic buildingd

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:43 pm
by jelayemprins
Yep this is more like it- Some lesser known places to visit.

Liking the Duomo!

Howabout the Storkyrka in Stokholm? Not the building so much, but the most amazing scuplture inside of St George & Dragon...

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image ... org%29.jpg

Try it!

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:55 pm
by narvek
There is an interestin thing about st.George.He kiled the dragon by sword but many times he is shown with a spear...

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:58 pm
by Jim
narvek wrote:There is an interestin thing about st.George.He kiled the dragon by sword but many times he is shown with a spear...
Wait. You're more worried about the accuracy of the weapon used than that of the creature killed?

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:08 pm
by Eric the well read
I like this place-as old as Cressing Temple and almost unknown.

I must admit to a slight bias as we used it for our Multi-period Wedding reception!

http://www.northern.ac.uk/hosted_sites/ ... story2.htm
Regards
Eric

St George

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:31 pm
by jelayemprins
-was a Christian Turk under Pagan Roman authority. No wonder he didn't know which weapon he was suposed to use, let alone what to call it....
And the Dragon was , by all accounts, Libyan...

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:10 pm
by Malvoisin
I choose the City walls of Tallin Estonia. Some parts you can walk upon some parts are private and some towers have been turned into cafes and pubs!

Carcasonne must come 2nd but I've never been there.

This is a photo I took in Tallin, and it's one of my favorites. :D

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:35 pm
by Mad Monk of Mitcham
Malbork castle (Marienburg) in Poland.

Virtual tour (you need a high speed connection for this)
http://acpanodesign.qupis.com/

Photos of Castle and Amber museum
http://public.fotki.com/gadasyuk/travel ... d/malbork/

Heavily re-built after WWII, because it was defended by fanatical Nazis - it held out against the Russians for 3 months! :shock:

I also like the gargoyles inside - they point to where the garderobes (medieval toilets) are, and the more extreme their expression, then the further you have to run! :lol:

The Amber museum is also stunning.

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:44 pm
by James Bretlington
Nuremburg Castle, and of course having a handful of breweries in the City helps a lot. Mind, Franken is stuffed with great buildings, and great breweries..

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:59 pm
by narvek
Jim wrote:
narvek wrote:There is an interestin thing about st.George.He kiled the dragon by sword but many times he is shown with a spear...
Wait. You're more worried about the accuracy of the weapon used than that of the creature killed?
Nope but not so long ago I heard he is ussually depicted with sword but all around here he has a spear...so I´m somewhat confused....

about the autenthicity of dragon...which sort was he?
but the spear should be more practical, no?

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:44 pm
by Maerwynn
Oooh, I think I need to go to Carcasonne. That's gorgeous.

Can I nominate the Papal Palace in Avignon or perhaps Aigues-Mortes

Maerwynn

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:27 pm
by lidimy
Maerwynn wrote:Oooh, I think I need to go to Carcasonne. That's gorgeous.

Can I nominate the Papal Palace in Avignon or perhaps Aigues-Mortes

Maerwynn
Worst day of my holidaying life happened at Avignon Palace.... :shock:

Avignon

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:43 pm
by jelayemprins
OK Lids, what happened at Avignon? Is is 'scandalous'? :lol:

Or cringeworthy and embarrassing...

:oops:

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:11 pm
by lidimy
Definitely cringe worthy and embarrassing.... I was only little but old enough to feel embarrassment and humiliation at it's highest level!

It's pretty scandalous though too! Makes me colour up just thinking about it!

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:07 pm
by The Methley Archer
Termonfeckin Castle, Co. Louth, Ireland