o8o  Christ on the cross and the scissor arches of Wells Cathedral.  During the 14th century the central supports of the crossing (the junction of a Cathedral's four arms) were found to be sinking.  In 1338 Bishop Ralph (stop sniggering at the back) of Salisbury decided to build internal scissor arches to support the weight.  I don't know if he had any other bright ideas in his lifetime, but this must have been his best. Fast forward 670 years and Wells has a unique place among cathe...

o8o Christ on the cross and the scissor arches of Wells Cathedral. During the 14th century the central supports of the crossing (the junction of a Cathedral's four arms) were found to be sinking. In 1338 Bishop Ralph (stop sniggering at the back) of Salisbury decided to build internal scissor arches to support the weight. I don't know if he had any other bright ideas in his lifetime, but this must have been his best. Fast forward 670 years and Wells has a unique place among cathe...

bonitavista: “Canterbury, England photo via lourdes ”

bonitavista: Canterbury, England photo via...

Saint Chapelle, Paris, France - This   Gothic chapel is considered one of the highest achievements of the Rayonnant   period. It's most prominent feature is the upper level, which is encompassed by   floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows.   My Art History I teacher described her   experience here as "being inside of a jewelry box"

Saint Chapelle, Paris, France - This Gothic chapel is considered one of the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period. It's most prominent feature is the upper level, which is encompassed by floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows. My Art History I teacher described her experience here as "being inside of a jewelry box"

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. It is next to the square where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. I've been here and it is beautiful.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. It is next to the square where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake. I've been here and it is beautiful.

Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England . Founded in 597 and completely rebuilt from 1070-77

Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent, England . Founded in 597 and completely rebuilt from 1070-77

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