At the end of the 12th century, the Romanesque style was replaced by Gothic, which originated in France and then became popular throughout Western Europe. The Gothic style is very exciting, but at the same time dramatic, here you can find statues of evil gargoyles that frightened the parishioners, and strict geometric lines, four-contour angles, circles, sharp shapes, peaks, thorns, arrows, directed upwards, in all this was its extraordinary mystery and mythology. The decoration of any composition was elements of plant themes – royal lilies, oak leaves and bunches of grapes, multi-petal rosettes, which were made from separate sheet blanks with gilding.
Like the previous style, Gothic became an integral part of the architecture of cathedrals and Catholic churches. The first to use it in an architectural project was the powerful Abbot Suger. He rebuilt the basilica of the Abbey of Saint-Denis, later the Gothic was used in the construction of Notre Dame Cathedral and other famous churches and cathedrals throughout Europe, which today are of historical value. Over time, the Gothic style evolved and such a concept of Neo-Gothic appeared, which gave us wonderful architectural monuments such as Big Ben and Tower Bridge.
The Gothic style cannot be imagined without metal, wrought iron bars on the windows, interior items and furniture, all this is a great addition to any design, especially a country house or a backyard landscape. Forged fences of stairs and balconies with royal lilies or grapes, peaks rushing upward or thorns, gargoyles on the roofs and eaves of houses, all this will give any home extraordinary beauty and majesty, style and wealth, grace and some kind of secret that will preserve it for many years.