Jean Pied de Port

Jean Pied  de Port
Le jeu de Camino de cathédrales

martes, 7 de marzo de 2017


Edited & photo by: J. unçu.

The cathedral takes its name from the word cathedra, or "bishop's throne" and has a specific ecclesiastical role and administrative purpose as the seat of a bishop.
But there is not bishop here, so it can be the next.
The term basilica, when applied to a church, may be used in two ways.
In the ecclesiastical sense, a basilica is a church designated as such by the pope, and that has received certain privileges.
The reason for such a designation is often that the church is a pilgrimage site and contains the relics of a saint, or an object of religious veneration.
Also that is a building that has similarities to the basilica structures of Ancient Rome, being of longitudinal, having a central nave with an aisle on either side separated by a colonnade, and an apse or ambulatory at the end.
As Gothic has:


An all around triforium, that is a shallow arched gallery within the thickness of an inner wall, above the nave of the basilica.

The south clerestory wall with large windows with Mauméjean stained glasses.

The pointed arches that lends to a suggestion of height.

To exhibit a variety of treatment we can start by the central column of the main gate.

Composed of arched structures that extends from the upper portion of the walls to a pier of great mass, in order to convey to the ground the lateral forces that push a wall outwards.
Ending in some beautiful Spires and pinnacles.
The façade or "west front" is the most ornate part of the exterior with the processional door.
This façade  has a large top window with a flamboyant tracery , two  bottom side  rose windows or an impressive sculptural group as its central feature:
The Portal of the Redemption.

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