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Gothic lighting

Salamanca, Spain
“The León Cathedral is one of the only two Gothic cathedrals in Spain, and it’s among the oldest in Europe. Over the course my study abroad trip to Salamanca, we learned about different kinds of architecture, and one of the things I found most interesting was the difference between Roman and Gothic cathedrals. This photo shows the high arched ceilings and stained glass windows typical of 13th century Gothic cathedrals. The stained glass to the left is on the north side of the tower, and its cool colors represent the Old Testament; the south side’s stained glass uses warmer colors to show how Christ brought light to the New Testament. In the center is one of three large rose windows, facing east.”