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Scissor Arch - Wells Cathedral, Somerset, England. It is the seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells..... Wow this looks really similar to the inside I'd La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

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

Scissor arch at Wells Cathedral in Somerset, England • photo: Matt Wiebe on Flickr

Wells Cathedral scissor arch. Wells, Somerset, England by Matt Wiebe

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Scissor Arches, Wells Cathedral, taken c.1875

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