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Back to the House of the Lord per se, in the Middle Ages, too... It represented then both a shelter and a testimony of the religious fervor (and wealth) of its parishioners.
Its height was even a form of contest between bishops in the mediaeval christendom.

While its construction would go on several dozens of years, each new cathedral had to be higher than the previous one, erected a few years before, pushing always farther the architectural knowledge of the time and the skill of the stone cutters, scaffold builders and masons, to name but a few.
Closer to you, my God...

But as God felt offended by the tower of Babel and, according to the Book of the Jubilees, overturned it with some great wind, the laws of physics and gravity rebelled against the too risky structural prowess of a few of these giant churches. Roofs collapsed, steeples fell down.

Is there any difference between pride to reach the sky, born out of curiosity and desire for challenge, and pride to sumptuously emulate some divine presence, while humility is praised in addition? Or is it the intent the only thing that matters?

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Those whose pursuit of knowledge takes them to the summit of the world,
Whose intellect penetrates the depths of the universe,
To them the sky shall be an upturned goblet
From which, their heads thrown back, they shall drink to intoxication.
Omar Khayyam

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Additional Photos by Dominique Monrocq (dom_inik_m) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 215 W: 131 N: 469] (1717)
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