Friday, May 17, 2013

Romanesque Cloister ~ Spanish Monastery ~ photo by Roy Winkelman

Description: View of a cloister in the monastery. Notice the vaulted ceilings and other romanesque architectural features along the cloister and throughout the monastery. Romanesque, or Nordic, architecture predated gothic architecture by a couple centuries beoming popular around the tenth century. It consisted of thick walls, round arches, groin vaults, towers, and arcading. It has also been described as being symplistic in design. 

Keywords: cloister, architecture, vaulted ceiling, stone, arch, Ancient Spanish Monastery, St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church, monastery 

Source: Florida Center for Instructional Technology, Exploring Florida: Social Studies Resources for Students and Teachers(Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, 2009) 

County: Miami-Dade, Date of Photo: 7/31/2007, Photographer: Roy Winkelman 

Exploring Florida: A Social Studies Resource for Students and TeachersProduced by the Florida Center for Instructional TechnologyCollege of Education, University of South Florida © 2009.


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