A buttress is a support built against a wall to support or reinforce it. One of the greatest innovations of the Gothic era was the "flying buttress" system of structural support. Attaching to the external walls, these free-standing, arched buttresses allowed builders to construct high cathedrals with soaring interior spaces.

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New definition of flying buttresses: a seat on your flight home...a flying butt-rest

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The Salisbury Cathedral in Salisbury, Eng, UK is home to one of four of the remaining original copies of the Magna Carta (1215), and it is the best-preserved of these four copies. It is also an absolutely gorgeous gothic church with flying buttresses and all. This place is conveniently located about a 45min bus ride from Stonehenge. Let's GO!!

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Milan Cathedral - Holy crap, just imagining how long it took to build this, with all it's detail, makes my head hurt

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Mission Inn - Riverside, California 28.2 miles from Hemet, CA This hotel is awesome. If you are interested in amazing architecture, stairways that descend to nowhere, towers, flying buttresses, and just a constant feeling of "this place was designed by a madman" the Mission Inn is definitely a place that you must visit. Quite probably one of the most interesting ...

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Farrish Johnson Law Office’s new Personal Injury Peace of Mind :30 video connects the viewer with the firm’s personal injury attorneys. The ad’s tone, imagery and message present the attorneys as both approachable and knowledgeable. Lime Valley storyboarded, scripted and produced the ad with quality high-definition footage from Flying Buttress, New Ulm, MN. To view the video: http://www.limevalley.com/portfolio/farrish-johnson-television-ads/

Leef! industrieel. Steel gray as background, black with warm accents as frame...

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Åndalsnes Stavkirke, by scabrd. Notice the long poles bracing the walls. Definitely a lighter look than flying buttresses, although maybe not as permanent a solution.

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