From Saint Pierre de Beauvais Cathedral
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johnlandolfi




Location: New York NY US
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Still the highest gothic vaulting ever achieved
· Date: Thu 2-May-2019 · Views: 96 · 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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Waynebarker


Location: Phoenix AZ US
Posts: 63
Thu 30-May-2019 11:49

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


Location: New York NY US
Posts: 11
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...
Dbg1207

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


Location: Paddington, NSW NSW AU
Posts: 236
Fri 05-July-2019 01:20

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


Location: New York NY US
Posts: 11
Fri 05-July-2019 02:35

Thanks Wayne! And ,for following up