Medieval and Modern Geometry

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisboa

Lincoln, England

At the end of the Middle Ages the portuguese king Manuel I commissioned the monastery of Jeronimo in Lison and its church. The cathedral of Lincoln dates back to the 11th century and has been the worlds highest building from 1311 until 1549. Both impressive churches show all kinds of geometrical shapes (from the footprint to the columns and ceilings), albeit not such “clean/demure” ones as nowadays. Here an example of a far more modern “temple”:

Top of the Reichtag, Berlin


5 thoughts on “Medieval and Modern Geometry

  1. frizztext says:

    Foster in Berlin made a good job!

    • stefanini says:

      He did that. Allerdings musste erst ein Amerikaner in Wien mir erklären, dass die Parlamentarier freie Sicht auf die Kuppel haben, um “ihr Volk” da oben entlang flanieren zu sehen und zu wissen, für wen sie arbeiten. Wenngleich natürlich die Mehrzahl der Besucher Touris sein werden…

  2. Life&Ink says:

    I am always in awe of structures such as the ones you have photographed. To think they were built in the 11th century without the tools we take so for granted today. Thanks for the history lesson! 🙂

  3. Jeff Sinon says:

    Such wonderful additions to this weeks challenge. I really like the way you captures the first and last of the three.

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