Friday, June 20, 2014

Pediments

One distinctive feature of classical architecture is a pediment, usually a gable with a wide triangle, often with decoration within, with a horizontal element below, and usually columns supporting it.


Above is the ornate pediment of the New Britain (Connecticut) public library.
Below is the similarly decorative pediment of Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre.
(It is not a competition.)


12 comments:

Andy said...

The engravings and the action statue are fantastic.

Kate said...

You captured both pediments well and the contrast illustrated your description quite well.

Luis Gomez said...

These are so beautiful!

Tanya Breese said...

i love the comparisons you've been showing!

Malyss said...

Both are fabulous ! Who knows to make such marvels today ?..

Sharon Anck said...

It's a good comparison!

Taken For Granted said...

Those Greeks and Romans seem to have influenced everyone when it comes to impressive public architecture.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures, great comparison and I do believe you're having a great trip, Jack!! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty -- of whatever country! Enjoy your weekend!

RedPat said...

Good post, Jack!

William Kendall said...

Both are magnificent, Jack!

Michelle said...

Both are impressive!

Randy said...

Beautiful details in that first shot.