Well this is pretty nifty. Gothic architecture is probably the style most associated with the Middle Ages, and it’s always baffled me that people can talk of the “backwards Middle Ages” while seeing images like these. Absolutely extraordinary buildings.
I’ve seen some great neo-gothic buildings this summer around Ontario, including this fantastic church in Guelph, Hart House and other University of Toronto buildings, and another wonderful church in Toronto. The astounding amount of neo-gothic architecture in Canada is interesting to me – does it serve to remind us of our medieval “origins” and our imperial ties to Great Britain? I touched on this idea in a conference paper from a few months ago – check it out if you’re interested in architecture, castles, or medievalism!