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Detail from a stained-glass window, Bourges gothic cathedral ( 12th 13th centuries ).

Gothic stained glass windows are a complex mosaic of bits of colored glass joined with lead into an intricate pattern illustrating biblical stories and saints lives. It made the church as sacred dwelling place of an all powerful God.

Churches and Cathedrals had to be attractive to a large majority of illiterate people. Cathedrals were supposed to stand for the" Celestial Jerusalem " and they were coloured in a large extent.

Medieval men were to have a happy faith in the future to build such timeless monuments.

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Additional Photos by Jean Renaud Leborgne (jrleborgne) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 155 W: 55 N: 82] (1554)
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