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Most Breathtaking Vaulted Ceilings

Sainte-Chappelle in Paris, France. Photographer David Stephenson.

Most Breathtaking Vaulted Ceilings

The Église Saint-Nizier (St. Nizier Church) is a Flamboyant Gothic church built during the 14th and 15th centuries. Located at the heart of the Presqu'île, this church was originally erected in memory of the early Christian martyrs of Lyon.

The building of St. Nizier began in 1303, but the church was not consecrated until 1407. The brick steeple was added during the 15th century and its portal was erected during the Renaissance era.

Most Breathtaking Vaulted Ceilings

The beautiful fan vaulting in the Cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral, England.

The magnificent Perpendicular great cloister ( begun in 1360, completed in the early fifteenth century) with its stone fan vaulting, is considered by many to be the most beautiful in England. It was also used as the setting for one of the Harry Potter Movies !

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Chester Cathedral Vaulted Ceiling, UK

Most Breathtaking Vaulted Ceilings

The beautiful painted ceiling of the staircase leading to the Great Hall in Manchester Town Hall.

Most Breathtaking Vaulted Ceilings

Fan vaulted ceiling in King's College Chapel, Cambridge, UK.

King's college is home to the largest fan-vaulted ceiling in the world as well as the largest collection of original stained glass windows. It is also one of the prime examples of Gothic style churches.

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Vaulted ceiling of the Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire.

Most Breathtaking Vaulted Ceilings

This ceiling is a thing of beauty. This is a “timbrel vaulted” ceiling, a self supported arch made using thin ceramic tiles as a structural element. This particular example of a timbrel vault is called “Gaustavino tile” after Rafael Guastavino, who developed and patented his process in the late 19th century.

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Hereford Cathedral, UK

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Church of Our Lady in Lienzingen (Mühlacker)

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The vaulted ceiling of St. Mary in Pirna is one of the most outstanding works of its kind. It is, so to speak, one of the culmination points of the development of vaults in the Gothic style. These vaults were designed by Peter Ulrich; the other master builders contributed with their own ideas after Peter Ulrich had died.

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The fully stone vaulted ceiling of St John's Cathedral, Brisbane.


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Posted by Deep, on 13-02-2013 08:50, , Guest
i love thizzz type of work :)
 

Posted by Mohamed, on 26-10-2012 16:13, , Guest
Me too! As I write I sit in my sanctum sancotrum surrounded by books.A degree in history tends to do that. A good thing if you want to write history; a bad thing if you have to move. I read Sarah Dunant's Birth of Venus last week. Wow! A very different book on a woman who wanted to be an artist in the repressive time of Savonarola, the mad monk. She manages to be an artist and hide it too. Some cynic said, Things are not the way they say they are'. How true. I love reading history to find out just how the facts differ from what we learned in school or see on TV. I am reading all sorts of books on the Viking Age right now. Did you know that those nasty marauders heldall sorts of assemblies where they made laws? And did they ever get around from Russia to Spain and Ireland to Canada.
 

Posted by Alex Mathew, on 01-10-2012 09:19, , Guest
Breathtaking, Incredible. Seeing all this in one go! :zzz
 

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