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West façade of the cathedral
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West façade of the cathedral

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame (English Our Lady's Cathedral) in Strasbourg, France belongs to the grand history of European cathedrals architectural design. Download high resolution version (1129x3043, 1169 KB)This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Download high resolution version (1129x3043, 1169 KB)This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... West façade of the Notre-Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral A facade (or façade) is the exterior of a building – especially the front, but also sometimes the sides and rear. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... City motto: – City proper (commune) Région Alsace Département Bas-Rhin (67) Mayor Fabienne Keller (UMP) (since 2001) Area 78. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy (such as the Roman Catholic Church or the Anglican churches), which serves as the central church of a bishopric. ...


Werner de Habsbourg proposed the construction of the cathedral in 1015 C.E., which took six centuries to complete. Like the city Strasbourg, the cathedral connects Muenster German and French cultural influences. While the eastern structures, e.g. the choir and south portal, still have very Romanesque features. Events August: Canute the Great invades England. ... Münster: Prinzipalmarkt Münster is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Romanesque St. ...


Above all the famous west front, decorated with thousands to figures, is a masterpiece of the Gothic era. The tower is one of the first to rely substantially on draftsmanship, with the final appearance being one of a high degree of linearity captured in stone. While previous façades were certainly drawn prior to construction, Strasbourg has one of the earliest façades that is inconceivable without drawing. Strasbourg and Cologne Cathedral together represent some of the earliest uses of architectural drawing. The work of Professor Robert O. Bork of the University of Iowa suggests that the design of the Strasbourg facade, while seeming almost random in its complexity, can be constructed using a series of rotated octagons. Gothic architecture characterizes any of the styles of European architecture, particularly associated with cathedrals and other churches, in use throughout Europe during the high and late medieval period, from the 12th century onwards. ... The rear of the cathedral, viewed from across the Rhine Cologne Cathedral (German: Kölner Dom) is one of the most well-known architectural monuments in Germany and has been Colognes most famous landmark for centuries. ...


The north tower, completed in 1439, was, until 1874, the highest building of the world. The Strasbourg cathedral is with its characteristic asymmetrical form (the south tower was never built) today the premier landmark of Alsace and also has three kilometers visibility from its tower enabling the view of the Rhine banks, from the Vosges to the Black Forest. Capital Strasbourg Area 8,280 km² Regional President Adrien Zeller Population  - 2004 estimate  - 1999 census  - Density 1,793,000 1,734,145 209/km² Arrondissements 13 Cantons 75 Communes 903 Départements Bas-Rhin Haut-Rhin Alsace (French: Alsace; Alsatian/German: Elsass) is a région and also a province... The Rhine canyon (Ruinaulta) in Graubünden in Switzerland Length 1,320 km Elevation of the source Vorderrhein: approx. ... The Vosges mountains are range of mountains in central-western Europe, stretching along the west side of the Rhine valley in a NNE direction, from Basel to Mainz, for a distance of 250 km (150 miles). ... A map of Germany, showing the Black Forest in red. ...


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Strasbourg.info - Strasbourg Cathedral (1317 words)
Strasbourg Cathedral de Notre-Dame is known as one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals in Europe.
By the time that cathedral was being renovated (at the end of the 12th century, this time with red stones carried from the nearby mountains of Vosges), the gothic architectural style has reached Alsace and the future cathedral was starting to develop all characteristics of gothic aesthetics.
After the incorporation of Strasburg into France in 1681, the cathedral was returned to the Catholics and dedicated to the Virgin (the double doorway of the south transept depicts in the tympana two scenes commonly used to honour her death and her coronation in Heaven).
Strasbourg Cathedral - MSN Encarta (214 words)
Strasbourg Cathedral, officially named the Cathedral of Notre Dame, located in the southeastern part of the old quarter of the city of Strasbourg, France.
Construction of the cathedral was begun around 1015, but only the crypt and part of the choir still exist from the original church.
The cathedral’s magnificent rose window is 15 m (50 ft) in diameter and was designed by Erwin von Steinbach.
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