"Épi. A slender finial of metal or terracotta, ornamenting the extremities or intersections of roof-ridges or forming the termination of a pointed roof or spire. Épi of Lead, 13th century-- Cathedral of Chartres." -Whitney, 1911

Épi

"Épi. A slender finial of metal or terracotta, ornamenting the extremities or intersections of…

A bay is a module in classical or Gothic architecture, the distance between two supports of a vault or the unit of an opening and its framing on a façade.

Bay of Abbey of St. Denis

A bay is a module in classical or Gothic architecture, the distance between two supports of a vault…

A bay is a module in classical or Gothic architecture, the distance between two supports of a vault or the unit of an opening and its framing on a façade.

Bay of Speyer Cathedral

A bay is a module in classical or Gothic architecture, the distance between two supports of a vault…

"In Gothic Architecture, are projecting leaves, flowers, or bunches of foliage, used to decorate the angles of spires, canopies and pinnacles. The varieties of crockets are innumerable, almost every kind of leaf and flower being copied for the purpose." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Crockets

"In Gothic Architecture, are projecting leaves, flowers, or bunches of foliage, used to decorate the…

"In Gothic Architecture, are projecting leaves, flowers, or bunches of foliage, used to decorate the angles of spires, canopies and pinnacles. The varieties of crockets are innumerable, almost every kind of leaf and flower being copied for the purpose." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Crockets

"In Gothic Architecture, are projecting leaves, flowers, or bunches of foliage, used to decorate the…

"1, Turret, St. Peter's Church, Oxford; 2, Turret, Rochester Cathedral; 3, St. Mary's Church, Cheltenham; 4, Bayeux Church, Normandy." — Chambers, 1881

Spire

"1, Turret, St. Peter's Church, Oxford; 2, Turret, Rochester Cathedral; 3, St. Mary's Church, Cheltenham;…

The Cathedral of Spires was built between 916 and 1097. It is the largest church in Germany. Designed in a Romanesque style, it has two towers in the front with spires on top, similar to a pointed spear.

The Cathedral at Spires

The Cathedral of Spires was built between 916 and 1097. It is the largest church in Germany. Designed…