Joy Specifically William Joy, architect at Wells Cathedral and creative genius of the C14th. The unique bridge arches and vault is unique to Bristol Cathedral and is attributed to Joy as designer. Beautiful Architecture, Chocolate Chips, Well Cathedral, Bridges Arches, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Bristol Cathedral, Vaulted Ceilings, Creative Genius, Williams Joy
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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 cathedrals in the UK. Nikon D40 | Sigma 50-150@50mm | ƒ13 | 2s | ISO200 | Tripod
Cathedrale de Strasbourg, France. Begun in 1015 & completed by 1439. It is a mix of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. It was the tallest building in the world for over 200 years (1647-1874). Sandstone from the Vosges used in construction gives the cathedral its characteristic pink hue.