Laon

Another one from France I’d forgotten to add. Laon Cathedral, drawn crouching on cobbles over a few hours in the sun -and getting a little burnt in the process. Possibly my new favourite French Cathedral, or on par with Beauvais. Built from the late twelfth to early thirteenth centuries its great old-school Gothic, and feels a pretty complete design, much like England’s lovely Salisbury. The open towers are superb -famous for the large sculptures of cows that poke out from columns to look over the hill-top town. The story goes that they are included by the masons to celebrate the teams of bulls that pulled the stones and materials up the hill as the cathedral was built.

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