chapter 9 flying buttress: were diagonal arches that provided support to the structure. It became a major design feature on French cathedrals.

chapter 9 flying buttress: were diagonal arches that provided support to the structure. It became a major design feature on French cathedrals. An old lady told me domed windows were called flying buttresses.

Gallery: The Top 5 Expo Milan Pavilions - UK Pavilion #Expo2015

Gallery: The Top 5 Milan Expo Pavilions

The buttress of Glyder Fawr, Snowdonia National ParkThe buttress of Glyder Fawr, Snowdonia National Park

The buttress of Glyder Fawr, Snowdonia National ParkThe buttress of Glyder Fawr, Snowdonia National Park (a peak near the fortress)

Flying butresses at St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague

A photo of the flying buttresses used to keep huge cathedrals upright despite the heavy winds that previously threatened to weaken them.

Funny tumblr post

Ok this is funny but I’m also gonna make a wild guess. Are they flying buttresses? I’m probably totally wrong but if you actually know hmu in the comments bc I’m curious

Castles may have been reserved for the noble and elite centuries ago, but now many of the striking structures have transformed into luxury hotels for romantic rendezvous or memorable family getaways. The fortified buildings -- with buttresses, stone arches, and ornate detail -- no longer protect against attacks, instead offering travelers a historic and undeniably unique place to stay. From Ireland to Tuscany, we've rounded up the best castle hotels in Europe when you want to sleep in a bed…

The 16 Best Castle Hotels in Europe

Castles may have been reserved for the noble and elite centuries ago, but now many of the striking structures have transformed into luxury hotels for romantic rendezvous or memorable family getaways. The fortified buildings -- with buttresses, stone arche

The cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris is one of the first in Europe to employ the 'flying buttress' support

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris was the edifice to use "flying buttresses" to support immense walls.That technology made it possible to build such a grand Cathedral in the Middle Ages.

beautiful flying buttresses at Notre Dame in Paris

beautiful flying buttresses at Notre Dame in PariFlying buttresses, Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

02.11 Gothic Architecture - Flying Buttresses(ArtHistory2)

Flying Buttresses - (began primarily in the Gothic period) a freestanding pier of arched masonry that abuts the vertical walls and supports the outward thrust created by higher-walled structures.

ENVIRONMENTS: From 1352–1354, the Strasbourg Cathedral (better known as Notre-Dame)’s first astronomical clock, L’horloge de Trois Rois, was built.  It had several details that were rare during that time, like a calendar and astrolabe, and every hour statues representing the three Kings stepped out of their chambers in front of the statue of Virgin Mary and baby Jesus, music accompanying them. It stopped working in the early 16th century, and has since been replaced twice (current one…

Cathedral: Astronomical clock in the Cathedral de Notre Dame de Strasbourg. Everything about this cathedral is amazing, from the front door to the flying buttresses to all the layers of texture. Thought the clock was very interesting.

Katie Lambert & Mason Earle free climbing the 1200-foot sandstone Moonlight Buttress, Zion National Park, Utah

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House-under-a-rock: Katie Lambert Mason Earle on their big wall adventure - Part Free climbing the sandstone Moonlight Buttress, Zion National Park, Utah photo: Ben Ditto

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