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GTPC 502
« on: April 04, 2012, 02:45:23 am »
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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012, 06:49:58 pm »
a church!

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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 06:53:25 pm »
in Europe!

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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 08:17:23 pm »
with flying buttresses!
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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 10:27:07 pm »
A famous cathedral.

Among other things, renowned for its stunning and original stained glass windows. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012, 12:48:58 am »
... Canterbury?

Is that a thing?
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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2012, 01:03:28 am »
Not the right answer, or even the correct country, but yes, Canterbury Cathedral does exist and is famous.

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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 01:10:12 am »
Notre Dame?

I don't know anything about religious buildings, other than those two and flying buttresses. :P
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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012, 01:48:14 am »
Not Notre Dame, no.

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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012, 09:43:21 pm »
Notre Dame de Chartres!
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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2012, 12:57:35 am »
Oui, monsieur.......... c'est bien la cathedrale de Chartres.

Chartres is about an hour or so south of Paris, a very agreeable old city, and the cathedral is high up, so visible from miles around. The stained glass windows are absolutely stunning.

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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2012, 10:11:39 am »
I wish we still built things like this.

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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2012, 08:54:02 pm »
We do. See Disneyland. ;)
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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2012, 09:22:18 pm »
That style of architecture built today would just be super tacky.
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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2012, 10:09:17 am »
I suppose a few hundred years from now, they'll look at our buildings and go "whoah, how come they don't make shit like that anymore?!"  ...assuming some of our buildings actually last that long.

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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2012, 11:40:15 am »
We do. See Disneyland. ;)

Their castles are fiberglass over a steel framework.

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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2012, 04:05:24 pm »
I suppose a few hundred years from now, they'll look at our buildings and go "whoah, how come they don't make shit like that anymore?!"  ...assuming some of our buildings actually last that long.

I'm not sure. Most new buildings are either nothing special or trying too hard. Kinda of like cars. Modern design just doesn't have the passion of the older stuff.

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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2012, 07:37:45 pm »
Don't suggest that Gothic architecture isn't trying too hard.
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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2012, 08:22:32 pm »
Don't suggest that Gothic architecture isn't trying too hard.

You have a point. :lol:

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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2012, 01:08:28 am »
I'm not sure. Most new buildings are either nothing special or trying too hard. Kinda of like cars. Modern design just doesn't have the passion of the older stuff.

And that's probably exactly what people in the days of epic cathedrals thought, too, which is my point... ;) :lol:

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Re: GTPC 502
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2012, 01:54:17 am »
I believe they did, Chris............... CathedralSpin, the medieval version of CarSpin, would probably have been replete with comments criticising the latest design of some of these grandiose buildings! Now, of course, we think they are splendid................ does that mean that in 500 years time, people will like the Pontiac Aztek? Hmm,.......