Arch observations

I saw this corbelled arch whilst walking to work in the dark (that’s right, poor me).  Like most of us, I prefer a true arch that efficiently transforms its tensile stresses into compressive stresses, however I liked how the cantilevered lintels caught the porch light.

Each incomplete lintel appears to be yearning to complete its destiny and span the entire arch, and has been so yearning since (I guess) the 1930s.

Doorway


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