Gothic Architecture

East-end-of-the-Basilica-Church-of-Saint-Denis-900x597Throughout history, architecture has been the most prominent outward expression which defines an era. Whether it was the pyramids of Egypt or the ritualistic sites such as Stonehenge or Chichen Itza, they tell the story of the times.

These towering edifices of magnificent proportion naturally did not have the advantage of modern tools and equipment. Using ingenious structural components instead of overhead cranes, workers labored daily lifting heavy stone and putting each into place with brute strength and simple tools. It was not uncommon for an individual to labor his entire life as a construction worker and not see the finished project.

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