The arches of the Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral.
 
 

Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos

Detail of the colonnade at the Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, Northern Spain, 11-12th centuries. Buildings like this were the work both of their patrons and craftsmen, both of whom often wanted to impress others with their work. The group of columns pictured here is likely to have been a craftsman's touch. It is an example of an eleventh-century mason showing off his skill.

Detail of the colonnade at the Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, Northern Spain, 11-12th centuries. (For more information about the building see Paradox Place).

Buildings like this were the work both of their patrons and craftsmen, both of whom often wanted to impress others with their work. The group of columns pictured here is likely to have been a craftsman's touch. It is an example of an eleventh-century mason showing off his skill.