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Romanesque Architecture

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National Geographic photographer, Jim Richardson once said, 'If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.' There's certainly an element of truth to that that these photographs of medieval structures serve to demonstrate. If you are lucky enough to have some of your own, post them in the comments! El claustre de Lluçà / Lluçà cloister by SBA73, on Flickr Lobby / Vestíbulo by . SantiMB ., on Flickr L'antic poble de Santa Creu / Abandoned medieval village…

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Romanesque architecture is an architectural style of medieval Europe characterized by semi-circular arches. There is no consensus for the beginning date of the Romanesque style, with proposals ranging from the 6th to the 11th century, this later date being the most commonly held. In the 12th century it developed into the Gothic style, marked by pointed arches. Examples of Romanesque architecture can be found across the continent, making it the first pan-European architectural style since…

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Orvieto Cathedral is a large 14th-century Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and situated in the hillside town of Orvieto in Umbria, central Italy. A symbol of the city itself, the Duomo is one of the most beautiful in Italy. The construction began in 1290. The Duomo is a magnificent building that brings together different architectural styles, a balance of Gothic and Romanesque styles. Arnolfo di Cambio and Lorenzo Maitani, and a lot of sculptors…

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