Clerestory, flying buttress, Chartres Cathedral- Chartres, Eure-et-Loire, France

The arches coming out of the building are known as flying buttresses. In the Chartres Cathedral, they were used to support the building so bigger windows could be constructed. This allowed all of the stained glass to be incorporated.

beautiful flying buttresses at Notre Dame in Paris

beautiful flying buttresses at Notre Dame in PariFlying buttresses, Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, Alsace, France

Flying Buttresses - suitable for tracing    Openings/construction techniques

Flying Buttresses - (began primarily in the Gothic period) a freestanding pier of arched masonry that abuts the vertical walls and supports the outward thrust created by higher-walled structures.

Flying Buttresses at Chartres Cathedral in France. I have already been here but it is LOVELY and I want to go back. I love France

Flying Buttresses at Chartres Cathedral in France. I have already been here but it is LOVELY and I want to go back.

G rib vaulting, flying buttresses pointed arches | Rosses ...

G rib vaulting, flying buttresses pointed arches

Chartes Cathedral, flying buttress!

More of Chartres Cathedral in France. Notable difference between the Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

Gothic architecture | The Bach  Walter Scott Monument, Edinburgh

Gothic architecture

Architecture, Gothic Architecture Flying Buttresses: Prominent Features of Gothic Architecture Characteristics

Even more flying buttresses

Gothic architecture was focused on height and creating an ethereal interior space. Many colored glass windows, lots of tall pointed arches, and an exterior support structure are all characteristic of this era.

Flying Buttress

Flying Buttress

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