The Arch in Architecture

At L’Ahambra in Spain the sweeping curves of an arched entrance  are inviting.  The space beyond them  has a mysterious allure.

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Walking through arches in the mosque at Cordoba, Spain is like walking through a stone forest.

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DSCF5563 The pillars and curved forms find an echo in the trees outside in the courtyard.

The roof of an old Friary in County Cork, Ireland is long gone.  The arches framing the  sky are like portals to another world.  Perhaps that is why the place is used as a cemetery.

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Here’s a photographic homage to the arch, one of the oldest architectural forms.

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