https://flic.kr/p/qswMmS | Walpole, St. Peter, Norfolk, choir, north wall, canopy | carved to look as though the ribbed part was a vault, though the distance from front to back is but a few centimeters ; note the monstrous faces at the junctions of several ribs

https://flic.kr/p/qswMmS | Walpole, St. Peter, Norfolk, choir, north wall, canopy | carved to look as though the ribbed part was a vault, though the distance from front to back is but a few centimeters ; note the monstrous faces at the junctions of several ribs

~ Vicar's Close in Wells, Somerset, claims to be the oldest purely residential street with original buildings all surviving intact in Europe.

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~ Vicar's Close in Wells, Somerset, claims to be the oldest purely residential street with original buildings all surviving intact in Europe.

Kings College Chapel, Cambridge, England. Been there! We sat in a set of choir lofts! Such a beautiful chapel!

Kings College Chapel, Cambridge, England. Been there! We sat in a set of choir lofts! Such a beautiful chapel!

4 Gothic Facades, clockwise from top Left - Church in Rouen, Cologne Cathedral, Erfurt Cathedral and Laon Cathedral.  Gothic-Architecture-in-England.jpg 1734×2518 pixels

4 Gothic Facades, clockwise from top Left - Church in Rouen, Cologne Cathedral, Erfurt Cathedral and Laon Cathedral. Gothic-Architecture-in-England.jpg 1734×2518 pixels

the apse - a semicircular projection from a building, especially the rounded east end of a church that contains the altar.

the apse - a semicircular projection from a building, especially the rounded east end of a church that contains the altar.

ROMANESQUE - ARCHITECTURE - St. -Etienne - c. 1115-20 - Groin nave vault - bays of nave approximately square - double-X rib pattern replaced by single X w/additional transverse rib - produces groined vault of 6 sections -simple ribs - saving in weight - gives a stronger sense of continuity to nave vault. Impression of graceful, airy lightness. Gothic choir added in 13th century. Here we see Romanesque merge into Early Gothic. LOCATION: CAEN, FRANCE

The Metropolitan and his Cathedral – Saint-Étienne de Sens (Dennis Aubrey)

ROMANESQUE - ARCHITECTURE - St. -Etienne - c. 1115-20 - Groin nave vault - bays of nave approximately square - double-X rib pattern replaced by single X w/additional transverse rib - produces groined vault of 6 sections -simple ribs - saving in weight - gives a stronger sense of continuity to nave vault. Impression of graceful, airy lightness. Gothic choir added in 13th century. Here we see Romanesque merge into Early Gothic. LOCATION: CAEN, FRANCE

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