Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Chaîne (chain bond ©)

The translation in the title is followed by this sign ©; this means that it has been "invented" by me.

A vertical reinforcement in stone of a wall, in the shape of a pilastre (pilaster) on one side of the wall, level with the wall on the other side.
On the level side of the wall the strengthening looks like a chain, hence the name.
The sketch came from Wikipedia.
A chaîne is often used on corners of buildings.
In the picture a chain pattern on the corner of the Notre-Dame in Clessé.

Chaîne - Wikipedia

Notre-Dame - Clessé

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