LOL different fashions apparently
Over here, all gothic churches (built between 1300 and 1500 approximately; the French have earlier ones as they invented that style) have these long filigrane towers. And even the romanesque ones (built between 800 and 1300) have towers about 1.5-1.7 times the height of the main nave.
Westminster Abbey looks a bit like a crossbreed between yours and ours. Propably French influence.
Ours are more ornate on the outside, but much less so on the inside. There the British ones beat us
. Here a German example: http://www.regensburg.de/sixcms/medi...jpg.395649.jpg
Wikipedia has a few interesting photos of Gothic churches all over Europe. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_architecture
The differences in style and proportion are amazing.