. The section of the cathedral shown at left dates from the late nineteenth century, and the one at the right from the fourteenth, but the details — take the crockets in both side of the building, for example — seem identical, which raises the question, When is restoration or continuing to build following original plans best considered a continuation (or survival) and when should it be considered an antiquarian revival.
Butresses, St Vitus Cathedral in the Hrad. Prague, Czech Republic. Cathedral dates fron eleventh century onward.
Left: Brick and stucco construction. Right: Three-quarter view of the west front towers.
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