Architectonic Details: Beams

Architectonic Details: Beams

Last time I talked about repetition, repetition, repetition, I mentioned that capturing repetition was very desirable in photography. Well, photographing repetition is not difficult in La Antigua Guatemala; quite the opposite. Come back tomorrow to see more repeats.

By the way, the part of the wooden beams that protrude beyond the wall has a special name, but I can not recall it right now. Would you mind filling in the name for this architectonic detail; thanks.

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  • Janet

    Is it a corbel?

    • @Janet, thanks for the English word, although I could not remember the Spanish word either, which is “can” by the way. In colonial times, the tip of the beam extended beyond the wall and served as support for the piece of ceiling stick out, corniza in Spanish.