Monday, 25 July 2016

Laon Cathedral.



The Nave,
Laon Cathedral
(Cathedral of Our Lady of Laon)
(Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon),
Picardy, France.
Illustration: PINTEREST



The Nave,
Laon Cathedral
(Cathedral of Our Lady of Laon)
(Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon),
Picardy, France.
The Nave has four tiers,
Photo: 1 February 2005.
Source: Own work.
Author: Paul Hermans.
(Wikimedia Commons)



"Salve Regina"
(Hail, Holy Queen).
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The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

Laon Cathedral (Cathedral of Our Lady of Laon) (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon) is one of the most important examples of Gothic Architecture of the 12th- and 13th-Centuries, earlier than the Cathedrals of Sens and Notre-Dame de Paris and ranking with them in importance. It is located in Laon, Picardy, France, and is The Seat of The Bishop of Laon. It has been Listed among the Monuments Historiques since 1840.

The current Cathedral is built on the site of an earlier edifice, commenced under the Episcopacy
of Gerfrid (774 A.D. - 800 A.D.). It was Consecrated on 6 September 800 A.D. in the presence of
The Holy Roman Emperor, himself.




The Great West Front of Laon Cathedral
(Cathedral of Our Lady of Laon)
(Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Laon),
Picardy, France.
Photo: 14 April 2015.
Source: Own work.
Author: Diliff.
Attribution: "Photo by DAVID ILIFF.
License: CC-BY-SA 3.0"
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Carolingian building was replaced under Bishop Élinand (1052–1095). The present building was inaugurated with the second Coronation of the future King Philip I. This Cathedral was torched during the Easter Insurrection on 25 April 1112. During the revolt, Laon's unpopular Bishop Waldric (in French Gaudry) was killed, despite taking the precaution of hiding in a barrel in the cellar of the Episcopal Palace. The Cathedral was not destroyed, however, and, after a repair programme lasting two years, it was re-Dedicated in 1114 under Bishop Barthélemy de Jur.




English: Laon Cathedral, Aisne, Picardie, France.
The Vault at The Transept Crossing.
Français: Notre-Dame de Laon, Aisne, Picardie, France. La voûte à la croisée du transept:
le chœur est au bas de la photo, la nef en haut, le transept dans le sens horizontal.
Photo: 1 September 2008.
Source: Own work.
Author: Tango7174.
(Wikimedia Commons)

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