“In the 13th and 14th centuries…when the Gothic style was the rage in most of Europe, especially north of the Alps, contemporary commentators considered Gothic buildings opus modernum (modern work) or opus francigenum (French work). They recognized that the great cathedrals towering over their towns displayed an exciting and new building and decoration style—and that style originated in France. Clergy and the lay public alike regarded their new cathedrals not as distortions of the classical style but as images of the City of God, the Heavenly Jerusalem, which they were privileged to build on earth.” —Fred S. Kleiner and Christin J. Mamiya, Gardner’s Art Through the Ages Volume 1, Twelfth Edition, p. 479.
Laon Cathedral (interior)
Life goal: live out of my car and travel the continental United States. You can’t truly appreciate your roots until you’ve explored every nook and cranny. I haven’t given up on you, America!
When I think of living out of a car I don’t think of it like this but this looks pretty cozy.
Where do you shower
in rivers of wonder and happiness
who said anything about showering?
what about baths.
baths are fun
no baths mel