Published on November 25th, 2011 | by Nathaniel Gotcher4
Le Chiese delle Cittá: The Churches of Brugge
This week, I was preparing for my trip to Belgium, so I was unable to post on Wednesday and I was traveling all day Thursday. However, I have a treat for you all. I decided to write a Super-Post this weekend which gave an overview of Flemish church architecture. Today (Friday) I will put up pictures of the Cathedral of Brugge. Saturday, I will put up pictures of the Church of Our Lady and Sint Jakobus. On Sunday, I will put up pictures of the Basilica of the Holy Blood. I will of course include short explanations of the architecture, but since I have talked a lot about Gothic already, I will mostly let the pictures talk for themselves.
The thing about European Gothic is that it is authentic. They really built like this in the Medieval times and they made it look pretty great. They also had to worry about heating and stuff without central heating, so in the North, they often employed tapestries to keep the cold out. The windows were large to let in the heat as well as the light. Gothic is, in essence, a practical architecture. Now, on to the pictures. Look for my Updates throughout the weekend. This is only the beginning.