Friday, 11 January 2013

Tourelle (staircase tower ©)

Although Wikipedia keeps suggesting that the word actually means gun turret, and in case of fortifications just a turret, Mr. Eduard van Boxtel's glossary (letter T) claims that it is a small tower, often just housing a staircase.
I think I will stick with his explanation.
The picture shows a medieval tourelle in Saint-Gengoux-le-National.


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