Spectacular ceiling, very beautiful.
This is a Ceiling???
I thought it was a sculpture, or an ALIEN
Whatever, it is a great and unusual picture
I can see that it is in a Church, but can you tell me anything about it Claus/
I have never known such a feature before, did / does it have a function, or is it purely artistic?
However, if, like many of us, you are getting all worked up over Christmas and the preparations are overpowering-don't rush with the reply!!
Just you stay well, fit and happy
Mike from GEORDIELAND!
Hello Mike and Paula, you can see the ribs that form the vault, and under the vault other ribs just hanging in the air. So that makes a kind of 3D ceiling. First time I saw this, but there are several churches in the Lower Rhine region featuring this "Gewölbe" in a chapel or aisle. It is not bearing the weight of the roof, but only meant as adornment, you can regard it as the signature of the masons and stone-cutters who have built this church in the fifteenth century.
Still thirteen days to go to Christmas, no stress yet.
aaal the best for 2009 marra!
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Photo taken in Wesel, Germany
Misplaced? Suggest new location