Friday, 17 March 2017

More Magnificent Architectural Carving

Once again I know nothing specific about these three timber framed (Fr. pans de bois) buildings in Angers.

They are 16th century because the upper floors are not jettied out over the street. This method of cribbing a bit more space was outlawed in the 1530s. The figures are quite naturalistic, typical of this period. Also typical are the strong horizontals dividing up the facade, and the prominent cross bracing.


  1. Your photos of these wonderful architectural details make me think it's time we made a return visit to Angers. I believe some of these buildings may be new since we were there last. (Well, our last visit was in a previous century!)

  2. I wonder when they stuck that balcony on...