Medieval Romanesque Church of Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère, France

The romanesque church of Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère was constructed in the century. Saint-Léon-sur-Vézère, situated on the Vézère River (a tributary of the Dordogne), is listed as one of "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France.

Church of Maria Laach -The church is considered an important example of German Romanesque architecture - Glees,  Rhineland-Palatinate - Germany

Church of Maria Laach -The church is considered an important example of German Romanesque architecture - Glees, Rhineland-Palatinate - Germany.

One of the highest achievements of Italian Gothic art and architecture is Orvieto Cathedral. Few buildings in the world are that ornate, and at the same time - few have such a well balanced and harmonious architecture.

“ One of the highest achievements of Italian Gothic art and architecture is Orvieto Cathedral. Few buildings in the world are that ornate, and at the same time - few have such a well balanced and harmonious architecture. ” A very good text about it.

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Columns in the Natural History Museum of London. It was built from by Alfred Waterhouse after the original designer Francis Fowke died. As can be seen from these columns, Waterhouse added his own Romanesque touches.

Vézelay Cathedral Romanesque Nave  The nave is composed of immense transverse arches creating a domical vault. There is no triforium, but small windows appear at the clerestory level illuminating the the vault and the huge supporting piers.

Vézelay Cathedral Romanesque Nave The nave is composed of immense transverse arches creating a domical vault. There is no triforium, but small windows appear at the clerestory level illuminating the the vault and the huge supporting piers.

Romanesque door of Bravaes monastery (Ponte da Barca / Portugal)

Beautiful door midst Archs Romanesque door of Bravaes monastery (Ponte da Barca / Portugal)

Santa Maria del Naranco 2 crop - Romanesque architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Santa Maria del Naranco 2 crop - Romanesque architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia …

The Pisa Cathedral in Italy is a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture.

Pisa, Italy.

The Pisa Cathedral in Italy is a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture. The array of different arches and columns are just a few elements that add to the design.

Unit 2  Romanesque-This shows the diaphragm arches that were popular in the Romanesque time period. We can also see the groin vaulting of the ceiling and the smaller columns which are representative of the era. I love the monotone color and simple features of this church. Beautiful!

ERHEEN With its sculpted capitals and portal, the Madeleine of Vézelay – a monastic church – is a masterpiece of Burgundian Romanesque art and architecture.

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