The arches of the Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral.
 
 

Galilee Chapel, Durham Cathedral

Arcades of the Galilee Chapel, Durham Cathedral, 12th century. The graceful arcades of the Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral were possible, because unlike the rest of the building, they do not support a heavy or massive superstructure. In inspiration, they seem to draw much from the architecture of Muslim Spain.

Arcades of the Galilee Chapel, Durham Cathedral, 12th century.

The graceful arcades of the Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral were possible because, unlike the rest of the building, they do not support a heavy or massive superstructure.

In inspiration, they seem to draw much from the architecture of Muslim Spain.