I had no words, neither in German nor in English, to describe the delicate, precious geometrical structure of this vault. The art historians chose the image 'fan' to describe the structure. "The ribs of a fan vault are of equal curvature and rotated at equal distances around a central (vertical) axis, forming the conoid shape which gives rise to the name. In between sequences of conoids, flat central spandrels fill the space. According to Leedy (1980), the fan vault was developed in England." Do you understand this description?
Never I saw such a beautiful ceiling, and the picture cannot capture the heavenly feeling when you are looking up to the vault which is a Victorian restoration of the original roof of 1608. I saw fan vaulting also in other English cathedrals (Canterbury, Gloucester ...).
My thoughts are today in Great Britain ...
|exposure mode||shutter priority|