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 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.
KeywordsCatholicism, catholic, garden, column, pray, arch, monk, columns, Gothic architecture, arches, prayer, cloister, arcade, Colonnade, courtyard, Abbey, hallway, monastery, monks, praise, equilateral arch
GalleriesGothic Architecture, Miscellaneous Medieval Illustrations, Arches, French Buildings and Monuments, Christian Churches
Samuel Bannister Harding, Ph.D., Assisted by Margaret Snodgrass, A.M. The Story of Europe: From the Times of the Ancient Greeks to the Colonization of America, An Elementary History for the Sixth Grade, Based Upon the Report of the Committee of Eight to the American Historical Association (Chicago, IL: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1912) 219