• Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • The Gothic facade of the church of St. Benedict, before the 2106 earthquake, Piazza San Benedetto, Norcia, Umbria, Italy
  • The Gothic facade of the church of St. Benedict, before the 2106 earthquake, Piazza San Benedetto, Norcia, Umbria, Italy
  • The Gothic facade of the church of St. Benedict, before the 2106 earthquake, Piazza San Benedetto, Norcia, Umbria, Italy
  • The Gothic facade of the church of St. Benedict, before the 2106 earthquake, Piazza San Benedetto, Norcia, Umbria, Italy
  • The Gothic doorway of the church of St. Benedict, before the 2106 earthquake, Piazza San Benedetto, Norcia, Umbria, Italy
  • The Gothic facade of the church of St. Benedict, before the 2106 earthquake, Piazza San Benedetto, Norcia, Umbria, Italy
  • The Gothic facade of the church of St. Benedict, before the 2106 earthquake, Piazza San Benedetto, Norcia, Umbria, Italy
  • Rose window of the Gothic facade of the church of St. Benedict, before the 2106 earthquake, Piazza San Benedetto, Norcia, Umbria, Italy
  • Rose window of the Gothic facade of the church of St. Benedict, before the 2106 earthquake, Piazza San Benedetto, Norcia, Umbria, Italy
  • The Gothic facade of the church of St. Benedict, before the 2106 earthquake, Piazza San Benedetto, Norcia, Umbria, Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style architectural details of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style architectural details of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Venetian Gothic Palaces on the Grand Canal Venice
  • The 14th Century Gothic style column capitals of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Gothic style Ceremonial entrance, the Porta della Carta ( 1438-1442), on the eastern facade of The Doge's Palace with statues of sculptural portrait of the Doge Francesco Foscari kneeling before the St. Mark's Lion.  , Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style eastern facade of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style balcony on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Gothic style Ceremonial entrance, the Porta della Carta ( 1438-1442), on the eastern facade of The Doge's Palace with statues of sculptural portrait of the Doge Francesco Foscari kneeling before the St. Mark's Lion.  , Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Venetian Gothic Palaces on the Grand Canal Venice
  • The 14th Century Gothic style balcony on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Venetian Gothic Palaces on the Grand Canal Venice
  • The 14th Century Gothic style column capitals of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Gothic style Ceremonial entrance, the Porta della Carta ( 1438-1442), on the eastern facade of The Doge's Palace with statues of sculptural portrait of the Doge Francesco Foscari kneeling before the St. Mark's Lion.  , Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style eastern facade of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Gothic style Ceremonial entrance, the Porta della Carta ( 1438-1442), on the eastern facade of The Doge's Palace with statues of sculptural portrait of the Doge Francesco Foscari kneeling before the St. Mark's Lion.  , Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style eastern facade of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style balcony on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style balcony on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Venetian Gothic Palaces on the Grand Canal Venice
  • Venetian Gothic Palaces on the Grand Canal Venice
  • Venetian Gothic Palaces on the Grand Canal Venice
  • Venetian Gothic Palaces on the Grand Canal Venice
  • Venetian Gothic Palaces on the Grand Canal Venice
  • Venetian Gothic Palaces on the Grand Canal Venice
  • The 14th Century Gothic style column capitals of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style column capitals of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style column capitals of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style column capitals of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Gothic revival building on Freedom Square ( Szabadság tér ). Budapest, Hungary
  • Gothic style Ceremonial entrance, the Porta della Carta ( 1438-1442), on the eastern facade of The Doge's Palace with statues of sculptural portrait of the Doge Francesco Foscari kneeling before the St. Mark's Lion.  , Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style statues of the Doge & the winger lion of St Mark on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style eastern facade of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Venetian Gothic Palaces on the Grand Canal Venice
  • Gothic style Ceremonial entrance, the Porta della Carta ( 1438-1442), on the eastern facade of The Doge's Palace with statues of sculptural portrait of the Doge Francesco Foscari kneeling before the St. Mark's Lion.  , Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Gothic style Ceremonial entrance, the Porta della Carta ( 1438-1442), on the eastern facade of The Doge's Palace with statues of sculptural portrait of the Doge Francesco Foscari kneeling before the St. Mark's Lion.  , Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style eastern facade of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style eastern facade of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style balcony on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style balcony on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style balcony on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style statues of the Doge & the winger lion of St Mark on the south facade of The Doge's Palace, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • The 14th Century Gothic style column capitals of The Doge's Palace on St Marks Square, Palazzo Ducale, Venice Italy
  • Medieval architectural details of Gargoils on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Medieval architectural details on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Medieval architectural details on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Medieval architectural details on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Medieval architectural details on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Medieval architectural details of Gargoils on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Medieval architectural details on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Medieval architectural details on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Medieval architectural details on the  Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Interior The cathedral of Ani, Also known as Surp Asdvadzadzin (church of the Holy Mother of God), its construction was started in the year 989, under King Smbat II.  The Gothic clustered arches & pointed arches pre date the European Gothic and are thought to be an influence for Western European Gothic. Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Interior The cathedral of Ani, Also known as Surp Asdvadzadzin (church of the Holy Mother of God), its construction was started in the year 989, under King Smbat II.  The Gothic clustered arches & pointed arches pre date the European Gothic and are thought to be an influence for Western European Gothic. Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Interior The cathedral of Ani, Also known as Surp Asdvadzadzin (church of the Holy Mother of God), its construction was started in the year 989, under King Smbat II.  The Gothic clustered arches & pointed arches pre date the European Gothic and are thought to be an influence for Western European Gothic. Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life of the Virgin Mary.  The bottom centre oval panel shows Anna and Joachim meet at the Golden Gate, below The high priest refuses the offerings of Joachim, left Annunciation to Joachim , right Annunciation to Anna .  . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Remigius (Remy). Bottom left - Brigands attack Remigius in his hermitage, bottom right - Remigius escapes, top left - Remigius is chosen to be Archbishop of Reims, top right- Installation of Remigious as Archbishop. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Remigius (Remy).  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Passion.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the life of St Anthony of the Desert.  Bottom central diamond panel -Placidus and a companion hunting deer , Top left oval - Placidus hears the words of Christ coming from the mouth of a stag, top right oval - Placidus is baptised and given the name 'Eustace'. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the life of St Margret and St Catherine.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to St Sylvester. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to St Sylvester.  Bottom left - The young Sylvester presented by his mother to the priest Cyrinus, bottom right - Sylvester welcoming St Timothy to his house. Side panel right - above right - Execution of St Timothy , side panel left - Death of the prefect Tarquin, who chokes on a fish bone. Two centre panels, left- Funeral of St Timothy, right - Sylvester refusing the prefect's orders to worship an idol. Top central oval panel - Sylvester released from prison by Pope Melchiades. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Infancy and Public Ministry of Christ. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Infancy and Public Ministry of Christ. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Infancy and Public Ministry of Christ. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Infancy and Public Ministry of Christ. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to St John The Evangelist. Bottom panel - Flight into Egypt . Above left - Armourers making shields and saddles, above right - Armourers making stirrups. Central panel - Death of Satheus, above left - John's journey into exile on Patmos, above right - St John on Patmos. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to Noah and The Flood. Bottom Diamond panel - God instructs Noah to build an ark - The two panels below and the panels left and right show God instructing Noah to build an ark . Panel top left - Noah's sons; Shem, Ham and Japheth, panel top right - Noah's wife and daughters in law . Top central diamond - Noah and one of his sons constructing the Ark, top left  and right - Animals approaching the ark two by two. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Mary Magdalen. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Mary Magdalen. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Mary Magdalen. Central panel - bottom left - Mary meets the angel at Christ's empty tomb (the Quem quaeritis), bottom right - The Noli me tangere, top left - Mary as the Apostola Apostolorum , top right - The Apostles receiving Mary's news . Diamond below and side panels either side - Christ raising Lazarus. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Mary Magdalen. Central panel - bottom left - Mary washing Christ's feet in the house of Simon the Pharisee, bottom right - Death of Lazarus, top left - Their neighbours try to console Mary and Martha, top right - Funeral of Lazarus.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Lubin . Central panel shows A barrel of wine being transported to the Cathedral, below left - The young Lubin working as a shepherd, below right - A monk gives Lubin a belt with the alphabet written on it, above left - Lubin receiving instruction from a cleric, above right - Lubin spends his spare time learning to read, while his companion idles.  Cental bottom semi circle - wine cryers, above left -a procession, above right - a procession of laymen and clerics.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Lubin . Central panel shows A barrel of wine being transported to the Cathedral, below left - The young Lubin working as a shepherd, below right - A monk gives Lubin a belt with the alphabet written on it, above left - Lubin receiving instruction from a cleric, above right - Lubin spends his spare time learning to read, while his companion idles.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the life of Eustace . Central panel shows act 2 ?the Tragedy and Exile? , central diamond - After various disasters, Eustace and his family abandon their home. Top Right - possibly Eustace negotiating passage to Egypt , top right - Eustace and his family board a boat to Egypt.  Bottom left from act one ?the Conversion:?- Placidus hears the words of Christ coming from the mouth of a stag, right - Placidus is baptised and given the name 'Eustace'. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- dedicated to Joseph the Patriach .  Bottom central panel - bottom Joseph dreams the sun, moon and stars make obeisance to him (Gen.37:9)?left - Jacob sends Joseph to Shechem to take supplies to his brothers, right - Joseph's brothers tending their flocks in Dothan (Gen.37:18) , top - Joseph's brothers lower him into an old well (Gen.37:24) . Top central panel - bottom Angry that Joseph spurned her, Potiphar's wife accuses him of attempted rape , left - Convinced by his wife's calumny, Potiphar has Joseph arrested , right - Joseph is thrown into prison , top - Pharaoh asleep in his palace, dreaming . A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life and Miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life an miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bottom corners, left shows a belt seller, right a merchant. Centre panel, bottom shows a merchant with scales, left birth of St Nicholas, left the miracles of the first bath of St Nicholas, top The infant St Nicholas refuses his mother's milk except on mondays and fridays..Centre panel above ,  bottom shows The young St Nicholas does well at school, left Nicholas secretly gives gold to an old man to save his daughters , right The old man tries to thank Nicholas, who humbly flees from him, top Nicholas is chosen to be the new Bishop of Myra.
  • Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life an miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bottom corner shows During a famine, Nicholas persuades sailors to give the town some grain, bottom left shows The sailors bringing grain ashore . Centre panel bottom, The young St Nicholas does well at school, left Nicholas secretly gives gold to an old man to save his daughters , right The old man tries to thank Nicholas, who humbly flees from him, top .Nicholas is chosen to be the new Bishop of Myra.
  • Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life an miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bottom corner shows During a famine, Nicholas persuades sailors to give the town some grain, bottom left shows The sailors bringing grain ashore . Centre panel bottom, The young St Nicholas does well at school, left Nicholas secretly gives gold to an old man to save his daughters , right The old man tries to thank Nicholas, who humbly flees from him, top .Nicholas is chosen to be the new Bishop of Myra.  .
  • Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to Notre Dame de la Belle Verriere. The centre panels show the Virgin Mary and child below which are Four angels bearing columns supporting the 'Throne of Wisdom' with panels showing angels around the Virgin and Child. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to St Martin of Tour.    A UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the top central oval panel St Martin is ordained Bishop of Tour, box below left Martin is attacked by brigands. Bottom central oval panel shows Martin being baptised.
  • Medieval western rose  window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The western rose, made c.1215 and 12 m in diameter shows the Last Judgement - a traditional theme for west façades. A central oculus showing Christ as the Judge is surrounded by an inner ring of 12 paired roundels containing angels and the Elders of the Apocalypse and an outer ring of 12 roundels showing the dead emerging from their tombs and the angels blowing trumpets to summon them to judgement.
  • Medieval Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. This window was a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets above it shows one of the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of four Prophets - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament.
  • Medieval Rose Window of the North Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1235. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 10.5m rose window is dedicated to the Virgin Mary . The central oculus shows the Virgin and Child and is surrounded by 12 small petal-shaped windows, 4 with doves (the 'Four Gifts of the Spirit'), the rest with adoring angels carrying candlesticks. Beyond this is a ring of 12 diamond-shaped openings containing the Old Testament Kings of Judah, another ring of smaller lozenges containing the arms of France and Castille, and finally a ring of semicircles containing Old Testament Prophets holding scrolls. The presence of the arms of the French king (yellow fleurs-de-lis on a blue background) and of his mother, Blanche of Castile (yellow castles on a red background) are taken as a sign of royal patronage for this window. Beneath the rose itself are five tall lancet windows (7.5 m high) showing, in the centre, the Virgin as an infant held by her mother, St Anne - the same subject as the trumeau in the portal beneath it. Flanking this lancet are four more containing Old Testament figures. Each of these standing figures is shown symbolically triumphing over an enemy depicted in the base of the lancet beneath them - David over Saul, Aaron over Pharaoh, St Anne over Synagoga, etc
  • The Italian Gothic ogival main door of the medieval Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg France. Gothic doorway and statues
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Remigius (Remy). Left window - Labours of the Months / Signs of the Zodiac, right window -Life of the Virgin . A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Remigius (Remy). Left window - Life of St Remigius, centre - Life and relics of St Stephen, right - Life and miracles of St Nicholas.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The life of St Apollinarie. Stained glass panels from bottom left - possible the Healing of the blind son of the judge Thaurus, centre - Apollinaris meeting the Tribune of Ravenna, left - Apollinaris heals the Tribune's wife. Second row from bottom - left - Baptism of the Tribune of Ravenna and his household, centre - Apollinaris going into (or returning from) exile, left - Apollinaris cures the maid possessed by 'an unclean spirit', Third row - left - Apollinaris enters the house of Rufus Patricius, Duke of Ravenna, centre - Through prayer, Apollinaris restores Rufus's daughter to life, right - The Provost orders Apollinaris to sacrifice to the pagan gods. Top row - left - possibly, Apollinaris is visited by an angel In prison , centre - In response to Apollinaris's prayers, a temple of Jupiter collapses, right - The Provost and other witnesses to the destruction of the temple. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The life of St Lubin. Centre bottom panel - Signature panel (Wine cryers). Above left - Procession; a nobleman and his retinue, above right - Procession; a group of laymen and clerics departing from a church. Top left -  The young Lubin working as a shepherd, top right - A monk gives Lubin a belt with the alphabet written on it. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.  .
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to St Margret and St Catherine. Bottom left panel  - St Margaret vanquishing a demon, bottom  right panel - St Margaret bursting out of the belly of a dragon . Top left panel - The Prefect, Olibrius, condemns Margaret to death , top right panel - Martyrdom of St Margaret.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to St Margret and St Catherine. Bottom left panel -  Margaret of Lèves praying before statue of the Virgin & Child, bottom right - Donors of the window  Geffroy de Meslay and Guerin de Fraize. Top left panel - St Margaret vanquishing a demon, top right panel - St Margaret bursting out of the belly of a dragon . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Remigius (Remy).  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Passion.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Remigius (Remy).  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Passion.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Passion.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Passion.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the life of St Anthony of the Desert.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the life of St Anthony of the Desert.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the life of St Anthony of the Desert.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to St Sylvester. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to St Sylvester.  Bottom left - The young Sylvester presented by his mother to the priest Cyrinus, bottom right - Sylvester welcoming St Timothy to his house. Side panel right - above right - Execution of St Timothy , side panel left - Death of the prefect Tarquin, who chokes on a fish bone. Two centre panels, left- Funeral of St Timothy, right - Sylvester refusing the prefect's orders to worship an idol. Top central oval panel - Sylvester released from prison by Pope Melchiades. Above left - People beg Sylvester (holding book) to become a deacon, above right - Sylvester is ordained by Melchiades as deacon. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to St Sylvester.  Bottom left - The young Sylvester presented by his mother to the priest Cyrinus, bottom right - Sylvester welcoming St Timothy to his house. Bottom side panels right - above right - Execution of St Timothy , side panel left - Death of the prefect Tarquin, who chokes on a fish bone. Two centre panels, left- Funeral of St Timothy, right - Sylvester refusing the prefect's orders to worship an idol. Top central oval panel - Sylvester released from prison by Pope Melchiades. Above left - People beg Sylvester (holding book) to become a deacon, above right - Sylvester is ordained by Melchiades as deacon. Top side panel , right - After the death of Melchiades Sylvester installed as Pope, left - Emperor Constantine falls ill (note doctor with urine flask). Top two panels - left -  Constantine orders sacrifices to an idol, right - Pope Sylvester and his followers flee persecution. Top central oval panel - Soldiers about to prepare a bath with the blood of 3000 children. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Infancy and Public Ministry of Christ. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Infancy and Public Ministry of Christ. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Infancy and Public Ministry of Christ. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Infancy and Public Ministry of Christ. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Tree of Jesse (12th century). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Tree of Jesse (12th century). Botton row of panels - Nahum / Jesse with the 'stem' growing from his loins / Joel. row above - Ezekiel / David / Hosea, row above - saiah / Solomon / Micah. Top row - Moses / Generic King of Israel / Balaam. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Tree of Jesse (12th century). Botton row of panels - Moses / Generic King of Israel / Balaam, row above - Samuel / Generic King of Israel / Amos, row above - Zacchariah / The Virgin Mary / Daniel, top row - Habakkuk / Christ with the Seven Gifts of the Spirit / Zephaniah. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Tree of Jesse (12th century). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The Tree of Jesse (12th century). Botton row of panels - Nahum / Jesse with the 'stem' growing from his loins / Joel. row above - Ezekiel / David / Hosea, row above - saiah / Solomon / Micah. Top row - Moses / Generic King of Israel / Balaam. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to St John The Evangelist. Bottom panel - Flight into Egypt . Above left - Armourers making shields and saddles, above right - Armourers making stirrups. Central panel - Death of Satheus, above left - John's journey into exile on Patmos, above right - St John on Patmos. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to St John The Evangelist. Bottom left - Armourers making shields and saddles, above right - Armourers making stirrups. Central bottom panel - Death of Satheus, above left - John's journey into exile on Patmos, above right - St John on Patmos. Central top panel - St John confronting Aristodemus, above left and right - The raising of Drusiana . A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to St John The Evangelist. Bottom left - Armourers making shields and saddles, above right - Armourers making stirrups. Central bottom panel - Death of Satheus, above left - John's journey into exile on Patmos, above right - St John on Patmos. Central top panel - St John confronting Aristodemus, above left and right - The raising of Drusiana . A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to Noah and The Flood. Bottom Diamond panel - God instructs Noah to build an ark - The two panels below and the panels left and right show God instructing Noah to build an ark . Panel top left - Noah's sons; Shem, Ham and Japheth, panel top right - Noah's wife and daughters in law . Top central diamond - Noah and one of his sons constructing the Ark, top left  and right - Animals approaching the ark two by two. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Mary Magdalen. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to Noah and The Flood.Central Diamond panel - God instructs Noah to build an ark - The two panels below and the panels left and right show God instructing Noah to build an ark . Panel top left - Noah's sons; Shem, Ham and Japheth, panel top right - Noah's wife and daughters in law  .A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Mary Magdalen. Central panel - top left - Mary meets the angel at Christ's empty tomb (the Quem quaeritis), bottom right - The Noli me tangere, top left - Mary as the Apostola Apostolorum , top right - The Apostles receiving Mary's news . Diamond below and side panels either side - Christ raising Lazarus. Bottom central panel - bottom left - Mary washing Christ's feet in the house of Simon the Pharisee, bottom right - Death of Lazarus, top left - Their neighbours try to console Mary and Martha, top right - Funeral of Lazarus. Diamond panel above and side panels either side - Christ raising Lazarus. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Mary Magdalen. Central panel - bottom left - Mary meets the angel at Christ's empty tomb (the Quem quaeritis), bottom right - The Noli me tangere, top left - Mary as the Apostola Apostolorum , top right - The Apostles receiving Mary's news . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Mary Magdalen. Bottom central panel - bottom left - Mary washing Christ's feet in the house of Simon the Pharisee, bottom right - Death of Lazarus, top left - Their neighbours try to console Mary and Martha, top right - Funeral of Lazarus. Diamond panel above and side panels either side - Christ raising Lazarus. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Mary Magdalen. Central panel - bottom left - Mary washing Christ's feet in the house of Simon the Pharisee, bottom right - Death of Lazarus, top left - Their neighbours try to console Mary and Martha, top right - Funeral of Lazarus.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Mary Magdalen. Central panel - bottom left - Mary washing Christ's feet in the house of Simon the Pharisee, bottom right - Death of Lazarus, top left - Their neighbours try to console Mary and Martha, top right - Funeral of Lazarus.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Lubin . Central bottom panel shows A barrel of wine being transported to the Cathedral, below left - The young Lubin working as a shepherd, below right - A monk gives Lubin a belt with the alphabet written on it, above left - Lubin receiving instruction from a cleric, above right - Lubin spends his spare time learning to read, while his companion idles.  Top central panel -  A cellerer draws sacramental wine into a cruet, below left - Lubin is accepted into a monastery, below right - Nileffus advises Lubin to visit other monasteries to broaden his knowledge, above left - Lubin, Nileffus and another monk, approach a new monastery, above right - Lubin and his companions leaving a monastery. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Lubin . Central panel shows A barrel of wine being transported to the Cathedral, below left - The young Lubin working as a shepherd, below right - A monk gives Lubin a belt with the alphabet written on it, above left - Lubin receiving instruction from a cleric, above right - Lubin spends his spare time learning to read, while his companion idles.  Cental bottom semi circle - wine cryers, above left -a procession, above right - a procession of laymen and clerics.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Lubin . Central panel shows A barrel of wine being transported to the Cathedral, below left - The young Lubin working as a shepherd, below right - A monk gives Lubin a belt with the alphabet written on it, above left - Lubin receiving instruction from a cleric, above right - Lubin spends his spare time learning to read, while his companion idles.  Cental bottom semi circle - wine cryers, above left -a procession, above right - a procession of laymen and clerics.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life of St Lubin . Central panel shows A barrel of wine being transported to the Cathedral, below left - The young Lubin working as a shepherd, below right - A monk gives Lubin a belt with the alphabet written on it, above left - Lubin receiving instruction from a cleric, above right - Lubin spends his spare time learning to read, while his companion idles.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Good Samaritan .  Bottom central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. Central oval panel - The Samaritan leading the Pilgrim to an inn, left of this - A Samaritan binds the injured man's wounds, right of centre - An innkeeper welcoming the Samaritan. Top central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Good Samaritan .  Bottom central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib . Small central oval panel - Tempted by the serpent, Eve tastes the forbidden fruit , left side panel - Adam and Eve conversing beneath the tree of knowledge, right side panel -  God finds Adam and Eve hiding their nakedness. Top centre panel - God instructing Adam and Eve how to live in the wilderness, below - An angel casts Adam and Eve out of Paradise , left - Labouring in the wilderness; Adam digs and Eve spins, right -  Cain murdering his brother Abel with a sickle, above -  Christ in Majesty, seated on the rainbow. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Good Samaritan .  Bottom central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. Central oval panel - The Samaritan leading the Pilgrim to an inn, left of this - A Samaritan binds the injured man's wounds, right of centre - An innkeeper welcoming the Samaritan. Top central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Good Samaritan .  Bottom central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. Central oval panel - The Samaritan leading the Pilgrim to an inn, left of this - A Samaritan binds the injured man's wounds, right of centre - An innkeeper welcoming the Samaritan. Top central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Good Samaritan .  Bottom central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. Central oval panel - The Samaritan leading the Pilgrim to an inn, left of this - A Samaritan binds the injured man's wounds, right of centre - An innkeeper welcoming the Samaritan. Top central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the lGood Samaritan . Central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib .  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the lGood Samaritan . Central panel shows Adam dwelling in Paradise, below - At the inn, the Samaritan nurses the injured man back to health, left - God breathing life into Adam, above - God warning Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge, right - God creates Eve out of Adam's rib . bottom central oval panel - The Samaritan leading the Pilgrim to an inn, left of this - A Samaritan binds the injured man's wounds, right of centre - An innkeeper welcoming the Samaritan.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the lGood Samaritan . Central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below  - Christ telling the parable to a couple of Pharisees, left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the lGood Samaritan . Central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below  - Christ telling the parable to a couple of Pharisees, left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the lGood Samaritan . Central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below  - Christ telling the parable to a couple of Pharisees, left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the lGood Samaritan . Central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below  - Christ telling the parable to a couple of Pharisees, left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the lGood Samaritan . Central panel shows A bandit prepares to attack the pilgrim , below  - Christ telling the parable to a couple of Pharisees, left -The pilgrim leaving Jerusalem, right -  The pilgrim is beaten, robbed and stripped , above - A Priest and a Levite see the injured man but walk on past. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the life of Eustace . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the life of Eustace . Central panel shows act 2 ?the Tragedy and Exile? , central diamond -   The sailors kidnap Eustace's wife, casting him overboard , below left - possibly Eustace negotiating passage to Egypt, below right Eustace and his family board a boat to Egypt . Above left - Before Eustace can reach land, a lion snatches away his eldest son, above right -  Shepherds rescue Eustace's younger son from the jaws of a wolf. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the life of Eustace . Central panel shows act 2 ?the Tragedy and Exile? , central diamond - After various disasters, Eustace and his family abandon their home. Top Right - possibly Eustace negotiating passage to Egypt , top right - Eustace and his family board a boat to Egypt.  Bottom left from act one ?the Conversion:?- Placidus hears the words of Christ coming from the mouth of a stag, right - Placidus is baptised and given the name 'Eustace'. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- dedicated to Joseph the Patriach . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- dedicated to Joseph the Patriach .  Bottom central panel - bottom Joseph dreams the sun, moon and stars make obeisance to him (Gen.37:9)?left - Jacob sends Joseph to Shechem to take supplies to his brothers, right - Joseph's brothers tending their flocks in Dothan (Gen.37:18) , top - Joseph's brothers lower him into an old well (Gen.37:24) . Top central panel - bottom Angry that Joseph spurned her, Potiphar's wife accuses him of attempted rape , left - Convinced by his wife's calumny, Potiphar has Joseph arrested , right - Joseph is thrown into prison , top - Pharaoh asleep in his palace, dreaming . A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- dedicated to Joseph the Patriach .  Central panel - bottom Angry that Joseph spurned her, Potiphar's wife accuses him of attempted rape , left - Convinced by his wife's calumny, Potiphar has Joseph arrested , right - Joseph is thrown into prison , top - Pharaoh asleep in his palace, dreaming . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- dedicated to Joseph the Patriach .  Central panel - bottom Joseph dreams the sun, moon and stars make obeisance to him (Gen.37:9)?left - Jacob sends Joseph to Shechem to take supplies to his brothers, right - Joseph's brothers tending their flocks in Dothan (Gen.37:18) , top - Joseph's brothers lower him into an old well (Gen.37:24) . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the signs of the Zodiac and the monthly labours.  From bottom left - Wine growers, Bell ringers ( centre bottom) Count Thibault VI on his horse. Above centre is January, the Roman god of Janus  or Aquarius, above left  - February, a man keeping warm in font of a fire, right - two fish representing Pisces. Above left March - A Man pruning the vines and right Aries. Centre panel above - May / Gemini. Above left  is April and top right is Taurus. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life an miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the signs of the Zodiac and the monthly labours.  From bottom left - Wine growers, Bell ringers ( centre bottom) Count Thibault VI on his horse. Above centre is January, the Roman god of Janus  or Aquarius, above left  - February, a man keeping warm in font of a fire, right - two fish representing Pisces. Above left March - A Man pruning the vines and right Aries. Centre panel above - May / Gemini. Above left  is April and top right is Taurus. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life and Miracles of St Nicholas. Replaced panels. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Bottom corners, left shows a belt seller, right a merchant. Centre panel, bottom shows a merchant with scales, left birth of St Nicholas, left the miracles of the first bath of St Nicholas, top The infant St Nicholas refuses his mother's milk except on mondays and fridays..Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life an miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .Bottom centre panel,  bottom shows The young St Nicholas does well at school, left Nicholas secretly gives gold to an old man to save his daughters , right The old man tries to thank Nicholas, who humbly flees from him, top .Nicholas is chosen to be the new Bishop ..Top centre panel, bottom shows The miracle of the boiling baby, saved by the intervention of St Nicholas, left An old couple's only son falls overboard en-route to the Saint's shrine, right The child lost at sea is found safe and well at the Saint's shrine, top Installation of Nicholas as Bishop of Myra
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to the Life and Miracles of St Nicholas.  Bottom left panel - The young Nicholas refuses his mother's milk, bottom right panel - Nicholas studying in school . Centre diamon panel - Nicholas gives a poor man the money for his daughters' dowries. Top left -  Guided by God, Nicholas goes to the church early one morning, top right - A cleric asks Nicholas his name, then bids him to enter the church . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Bottom corners, left shows a belt seller, right a merchant. Centre panel, bottom shows a merchant with scales, left birth of St Nicholas, left the miracles of the first bath of St Nicholas, top The infant St Nicholas refuses his mother's milk except on mondays and fridays..Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life an miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .Bottom centre panel,  bottom shows The young St Nicholas does well at school, left Nicholas secretly gives gold to an old man to save his daughters , right The old man tries to thank Nicholas, who humbly flees from him, top .Nicholas is chosen to be the new Bishop ..Top centre panel, bottom shows The miracle of the boiling baby, saved by the intervention of St Nicholas, left An old couple's only son falls overboard en-route to the Saint's shrine, right The child lost at sea is found safe and well at the Saint's shrine, top Installation of Nicholas as Bishop of Myra
  • Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life an miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Centre panel,  bottom shows The young St Nicholas does well at school, left Nicholas secretly gives gold to an old man to save his daughters , right The old man tries to thank Nicholas, who humbly flees from him, top .Nicholas is chosen to be the new Bishop .
  • Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life an miracles of St Nicholas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bottom corners, left shows a belt seller, right a merchant. Centre panel, bottom shows a merchant with scales, left birth of St Nicholas, left the miracles of the first bath of St Nicholas, top The infant St Nicholas refuses his mother's milk except on mondays and fridays..Centre panel above ,  bottom shows The young St Nicholas does well at school, left Nicholas secretly gives gold to an old man to save his daughters , right The old man tries to thank Nicholas, who humbly flees from him, top Nicholas is chosen to be the new Bishop of Myra.
  • Medieval Windows  of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to Notre Dame de la Belle Verriere. The panels show the wedding at Cana.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life of the Virgin Mary.   The bottom centre oval panel shows Anna and Joachim meet at the Golden Gate,  left Annunciation to Joachim , right Annunciation to Anna , above the nativity. Top centre oval shows the annunciation of the Virgin, left the marriage of Joseph and Mary, right the visitation below the virgin Matuy at school. Left side panels - bottom Anna and Joachim awaiting the birth of Mary above Her parents presenting the Virgin Mary to a schoolmaster . Right side panel, bottom - the first bath of Mary above Mary betrothal to Joseph after the test of the rods. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to the life of the Virgin Mary.  Bottom Left pruning of the vines, right Count Thibault VI. The top centre oval panel shows Anna and Joachim meet at the Golden Gate, below The high priest refuses the offerings of Joachim, left Annunciation to Joachim , right Annunciation to Anna . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to St Martin of Tour.    A UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the  central oval panel St Martin is ordained Bishop of Tour.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to St Martin of Tour.    A UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the  central oval panel St Martin is being baptised.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to St Martin of Tour.    A UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the top central oval panel St Martin is ordained Bishop of Tour, box below left Martin is attacked by brigands.
  • Medieval western rose  window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The western rose, made c.1215 and 12 m in diameter shows the Last Judgement - a traditional theme for west façades. A central oculus showing Christ as the Judge is surrounded by an inner ring of 12 paired roundels containing angels and the Elders of the Apocalypse and an outer ring of 12 roundels showing the dead emerging from their tombs and the angels blowing trumpets to summon them to judgement.
  • Medieval Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. These windows were a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets above (centre) is the Virgin Mary & Child and on either side are the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of four Prophets - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament.
  • Medieval Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. These windows were a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets above (right) is the Virgin Mary & Child and (left) is one of the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of a Prophet - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament.
  • Medieval Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. This window was a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets above is the Virgin Mary & Child
  • Medieval Rose  Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dedicated to Christ, who is shown in the central oculus, right hand raised in benediction, surrounded by adoring angels. Two outer rings of twelve circles each contain the 24 Elders of the Apocalypse, crowned and carrying phials and musical instruments. The central lancet beneath the rose shows the Virgin carrying the infant Christ. Either side of this are four lancets showing the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of four Prophets - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament. This window was a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets
  • Medieval Rose  Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dedicated to Christ, who is shown in the central oculus, right hand raised in benediction, surrounded by adoring angels. Two outer rings of twelve circles each contain the 24 Elders of the Apocalypse, crowned and carrying phials and musical instruments. The central lancet beneath the rose shows the Virgin carrying the infant Christ. Either side of this are four lancets showing the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of four Prophets - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament. This window was a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets
  • Medieval Rose  Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dedicated to Christ, who is shown in the central oculus, right hand raised in benediction, surrounded by adoring angels. Two outer rings of twelve circles each contain the 24 Elders of the Apocalypse, crowned and carrying phials and musical instruments. The central lancet beneath the rose shows the Virgin carrying the infant Christ. Either side of this are four lancets showing the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of four Prophets - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament. This window was a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets
  • Medieval Window of the North Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1235. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The panels depicts Saint Anne carrying the infant Mary with The arms of the Royal House of France below.
  • Medieval Window of the North Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1235. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The panels depict King David with his harp with Saul dying on his own sword below .
  • Medieval Window of the North Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1235. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The panels depict from left to right - 1. Melchizedek with Nebechadnezzar praying to a pagan idol below 2. King David with his harp with Saul dying on his own sword below 3. Saint Anne carrying the infant Mary with The arms of the Royal House of France below 4. King Solomon with Jeroboam worshipping the idols of Dan and Bethel below, 5. Aaron with Pharaoh falling from his horse below,
  • Medieval Rose Window of the North Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1235. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 10.5m rose window is dedicated to the Virgin Mary . The central oculus shows the Virgin and Child and is surrounded by 12 small petal-shaped windows, 4 with doves (the 'Four Gifts of the Spirit'), the rest with adoring angels carrying candlesticks. Beyond this is a ring of 12 diamond-shaped openings containing the Old Testament Kings of Judah, another ring of smaller lozenges containing the arms of France and Castille, and finally a ring of semicircles containing Old Testament Prophets holding scrolls. The presence of the arms of the French king (yellow fleurs-de-lis on a blue background) and of his mother, Blanche of Castile (yellow castles on a red background) are taken as a sign of royal patronage for this window. Beneath the rose itself are five tall lancet windows (7.5 m high) showing, in the centre, the Virgin as an infant held by her mother, St Anne - the same subject as the trumeau in the portal beneath it. Flanking this lancet are four more containing Old Testament figures. Each of these standing figures is shown symbolically triumphing over an enemy depicted in the base of the lancet beneath them - David over Saul, Aaron over Pharaoh, St Anne over Synagoga, etc
  • The Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • The Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • The Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • The Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Rose Window on the The Italian Gothic medieval Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • The Italian Gothic ogival main door of the medieval Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Rose Window on the The Italian Gothic medieval Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Facade with ogival arched door and rose window of the Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • The Italian Gothic medieval relief sculptures of the Madonna & Child over the main door of the Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Facade with ogival arched door and rose window of the Italian Gothic Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • The Italian Gothic medieval relief sculptures of the Madonna & Child over the main door of the Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Rose Window on the The Italian Gothic medieval Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Rose Window on the The Italian Gothic medieval Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • The Italian Gothic medieval relief sculptures of the Madonna & Child over the main door of the Cathedral of Ostuni built between 1569-1495  .Ostuni, The White Town, Puglia, Italy.
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg France. Gothic doorway and statues
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg France. Gothic doorway and statues
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg France. Gothic doorway and statues
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg France. Gothic doorway and statues
  • South Porch, Right Portal, Left Jambs. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Gothic statue of the four ?Confessors? important intellectual and spiritual leaders, most of whom lived during the early centuries of the Church. They stand on historiated socles- there are canopies offer their heads with architectural motifs. From left to right they are .1) Laumer (also called Lomer or Laudomarus), a local saint who was founder and Abbot of the nearby monastery of Corbion in the 6th century..2) Pope Leo I, an influential early Pope.3) a figure that is either Ambrose or Thomas Becket .4) Nicholas, bishop of Myra (two of his miracles appear in the tympanum).The figure of Laumer was added after the rest of the portal was created. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • South Porch, Right Portal, Left Jambs. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Gothic statue of the four ?Confessors? important intellectual and spiritual leaders, most of whom lived during the early centuries of the Church. They stand on historiated socles- there are canopies offer their heads with architectural motifs. From left to right they are .1) Laumer (also called Lomer or Laudomarus), a local saint who was founder and Abbot of the nearby monastery of Corbion in the 6th century..2) Pope Leo I, an influential early Pope.3) a figure that is either Ambrose or Thomas Becket .4) Nicholas, bishop of Myra (two of his miracles appear in the tympanum).The figure of Laumer was added after the rest of the portal was created. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • South Porch, Right Portal, Left Jambs. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Gothic statue of the four ?Confessors? important intellectual and spiritual leaders, most of whom lived during the early centuries of the Church. They stand on historiated socles- there are canopies offer their heads with architectural motifs. From left to right they are .1) Laumer (also called Lomer or Laudomarus), a local saint who was founder and Abbot of the nearby monastery of Corbion in the 6th century..2) Pope Leo I, an influential early Pope.3) a figure that is either Ambrose or Thomas Becket .4) Nicholas, bishop of Myra (two of his miracles appear in the tympanum).The figure of Laumer was added after the rest of the portal was created. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the North porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the North porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the North porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • .West Facade, right Portal, left jam c. 1145,  Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, France. Gothic statues of four elongated human figures. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • .West Facade, central Portal c. 1145,  Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, France. Gothic statues of four elongated human figures with halos. The leftmost is a bearded man holding a book. The next is a crowned man with long hair and a beard also holding a book. The next is a crowned female with elaborate garments. The rightmost is a bearded, crowned man holding a scroll. Some scholars believe that the jamb figures are the ancestors of Christ.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • .West Facade, Left Portal c. 1145,  Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, France. Gothic statues of three elongated jamb statues are on the left side of the left portal. All have canopies and stand on figural bases. All hold books or scrolls. Their height increases from left to right. Note the figured columns between them.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • South Porch, central Portal c. 1194-1230,  Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, France. Gothic statues of from left to right they are .Paul, John, James Major and James Minor. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • South Porch, central Portal c. 1194-1230,  Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, France. Gothic statues of from left to right they are .Paul, John and James Major A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • .South Porch, Right Portal c. 1194-1230,  Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, France. Gothic statues of from left to right they are .Statues- Martin, Jerome , Gregory and Avit . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic sculpted columns from the Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • Gothic sculpted illustrated column capitals  from the Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • Gothic sculpted illustrated column capitals  from the Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • Gothic Archivolts from the Cathedral of Chartres, France.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • .South Porch, Right Portal archivolts c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Gothic statues of the archivolts on the lower register of archivolts are miracles of Gilles, including the Mass of St. Gilles (right). The other archivolts show various Confessors.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .

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