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Prague Castle: the black diorite vase

Plecnik, Joze (1872-1957)

Cathedral of Notre Dame, Ile de la Cite, Paris: the winged ghoul on the great balustrade

Lassus, Jean-Baptiste (1807-1857)
NOTES: Construction on the cathedral began in 1163 and was completed c.1345. Jean-Baptiste Lassus and Eugene Viollet-le-Duc were responsible for the restoration of Notre Dame in 1841-1863.

Chartres Cathedral: porch of the north transept

NOTES: Dedicated in 1260, this cathedral is an exemplar of the French High Gothic style.

Carreras Cigarette Factory, Camden Town, London, after restoration of the facade

Finch Forman
NOTES: Finch Forman refurbished and altered the building originally designed in 1928 by A. G. Porri and M. E. & O. H. Collins.

Keble College Chapel, Oxford

Butterfield, William (1814-1900)

Durham Cathedral: the nave and north aisle

NOTES: Durham Cathedral was founded in 1093. The building dates almost entirely from the 12th century and is widely regarded as the finest example of Norman architecture in Europe. Construction on the nave began in 1099 and lasted until 1128. It was vaulted in 1128-1133.

Great Mosque (Mezquita), Cordoba: the dome over the bay in front of the Mihrab

NOTES: This former mosque became a place of Christian worship in 1236 when Cordoba was captured from the Moors by King Ferdinand III of Castile and the cathedral was built inside it largely in the 1520s.

Santa Maria la Blanca, Toledo: the arcades

NOTES: This Mudejar style building was constructed under the Christian Kingdom of Castile by Islamic architects for Jewish use and originally known as the Ibn Shushan Synagogue. It became a church in the 1400s but no major alterations were made. It is a fine example of Almohad architecture given its construction in brick and the use of pillars rather than columns.