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Still the highest gothic vaulting ever achieved
· Date: Thu 2-May-2019 · Views: 377 · Filesize: 158.2KB, 2865.1KB · Dimensions: 1279 x 1800 ·
Keywords: Gothic Church Vaulting
Camera: D3s
Lens & Filters: 14-24mm f/2.8
Film and/or ISO: ISO 1000
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/15 sec
Location: Beauvais, France
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Location: Phoenix AZ US
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Thu 30-May-2019 11:49

Impressive but looks like it is getting a little help from modern steel trusses to keep it up

Location: New York NY US
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Fri 31-May-2019 02:01

Thanks Wayne. The choir collapsed shortly after it weas built, and they added the thinner columns we see now for added support. Not enough. Struts and binding rods were added in the 16th century, and it is a constant struggle to mantain it. The bell towewr came down during the first inaugural mass, and was not attempted again. These structures were conceived by bishops, and erected by masons who achieved incredible feats of construction, sometimes with precarious results...

Ribbon awarded for his generous contributions to the 2015 Fundraising Campaign.

Location: NSW AU
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Fri 05-July-2019 01:20

John, so pleased to see these captures getting a lot more attention. They really are very deserving!

Location: New York NY US
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Fri 05-July-2019 02:35

Thanks Wayne! And ,for following up