Saturday, 19 January 2013

Lanterne (roof lantern)

A more or less open tower-like structure, providing the space below it with daylight.
A roof lantern is often located above the croisée (crossing) of a church.
The lantern in the picture is the octagonal slightly lighter coloured structure on top of the cathédrale (cathedral) of Ely.
See also tour-lanterne (synonym).

Ely Cathedral

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