Interior of San Vitale The central room was open for the services. Interior pillars Are primarily decorative. Lateral wing of San Vitale This view highlights the use of Lateral expansion as butresses And support for the central room.
Emperor Justinian and Courtiers Mosaic San Vitale
Empress Theodora and Retinue mosaic San Vitale 547c.e.
Dome of the Rock interior The exposed rock is believed by the Muslims And Jews to be the place where Abraham Prepared to sacrifice his son. In Islamic Beliefs, Muhammad is transported here By the angel Gabriel and then ascends to his Night journey into Heaven. Close-up of dome
Pilgrims extend out From the Dome of the Rock and the temple mount into the streets of Jerusalem. Dome of the Rock’s exterior design is based upon stylized Arabic calligraphy and geometric shapes. Ceramic tile Is glazed in blue, turquoise And gold
Cathedral and Campanile of Pisa, view from front left, mid 11 th - late 12 th century Pisa, Italy
Pisa cathedral belltower In the 1990’s the tower was in danger of collapse, the church took steps to save it. The story is told here click link click link The tower started to lean during Its construction. The foundation blocks shifted due to too moist Subsoil poured around blocks. Construction stopped for 30 years. The next master builder put heavier stone on north side believing this would cause tower to lean back north. This cause tower to increase its rate of lean to the south. By 1970 the tower leaned 13 feet off – center. The Tower would move drastically in the next 20 years. By 1990 the tower moved four feet, this was More movement than previous 200 years. The tower was shut down to the public.
Notre-Dame Cathedral (1134-1513) France, Chartres