Thursday, 24 January 2013

Gâble (wimperg)

Sharply pointed triangular part of a facade, adorning windows, door openings or niches.
Wimpergs were abundantly used in gothique (Gothic) architecture above archivoltes (archivolts).
In the picture one of the wimpergs used on the façade (facade) of the Gothic cathédrale (cathedral) of Reims.

Notre-Dame - Reims

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