Cloister example (Arles).

Cloister

Cloister example (Arles).

This illustration shows one fragment of a French cloister built in the Middle Ages. The architecture is Gothic, with pointed arches and vaulted ceilings, Two monks huddle in the passageway. This cloister looks very similar to the cloister at Mont Saint Michel Abbey, though it is not labeled as such.

A Cloister at a French Monastery from the Middle Ages

This illustration shows one fragment of a French cloister built in the Middle Ages. The architecture…

Gloucester, a cloister example, found in England. (It is showing the monks' carrels).

Gloucester

Gloucester, a cloister example, found in England. (It is showing the monks' carrels).

"The Benedictine system enjoined three virtues as essential; solitude, humility, and obedience." — Young, 1901

Cloister of the Lateran

"The Benedictine system enjoined three virtues as essential; solitude, humility, and obedience." —…

Norwich, a cloister example, found in England.

Norwich

Norwich, a cloister example, found in England.

S. Paolo, a cloister example, is found in Rome, Italy.

S. Paolo

S. Paolo, a cloister example, is found in Rome, Italy.

The plan of the Westminster Cathedral in London with elements indicated.

Westminster Cathedral

The plan of the Westminster Cathedral in London with elements indicated.

Worcester, an example of a cloister.

Worcester

Worcester, an example of a cloister.