Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Hémicycle (hemicycle)

A hémicycle is a building or part of a building with a semicircular plan, such as an amphitheatre or an abside (apse).
The picture shows the chapelle Saint-Martin in Saint-Martin-la-Patrouille with an (almost) complete semicircular plan.
The chapelle (chapel) is actually not much more than just an apse.

Chapelle Saint-Martin - Saint-Martin-la-Patrouille

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