The arches of the Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral.
 
 

Abbey of St Pierre de Moissac

Detail of the cloisters at the Abbey of St Pierre de Moissac, France. Completed circa 1100. The capitals of the columns in the cloisters at Moissac are among the earliest and finest examples of figural stone carving in Romanesque architecture. They narrowly escaped demolition at the end of the nineteenth century to make way for a railway line!

Detail of the cloisters at the Abbey of St. Pierre de Moissac, France. Completed circa 1100. (For more information about the building see Paradox Place).

The capitals of the columns in the cloisters at Moissac are among the earliest and finest examples of figural stone carving in Romanesque architecture. They narrowly escaped demolition at the end of the nineteenth century to make way for a railway line!