Gables Sentence Examples
Most of the streets are narrow and crooked, and the majority of the houses have their gables turned towards the street.
The gables of the turrets are finished with molded crowstepped gables.
The streets in the oldest part of Amsterdam are often narrow and irregular, and the sky-line is picturesquely broken by fantastic gables, roofs and towers.
Its subject, which is of high historical value as a record of costume, represents the translation of the body of St Mark, and gives us a view of the west façade of the church as it was at the beginning of the 13th century before the addition of the ogee gables, with alternating crockets and statues, and the intermediate pinnacled canopies placed between the five great arches of the upper storey.
The sculptures found have been assigned to this building, probably to the gables, as they are archaic in character, and show a remarkable resemblance to the sculptures from the pediment of the early temple of Athena at Athens.
The walls survive, indeed, only in isolated fragments, but the narrow winding streets of the older part of the town, and the market-place surrounded by houses with high-pitched gables and roofs are very picturesque.
The streets are for the most part narrow and irregular, and, although most of the houses are comparatively modern, some of them retain the picturesque gables characteristic of earlier times.
There are several quaint old houses, with high gables, in the market-place, in the middle of which stand a Roland column, of about 1445, and a bronze figure known as the Butterjungfer (butter-girl), of uncertain origin and meaning, but now regarded as the palladium of the town.
Nathaniel Hawthorne's birthplace was built before 1692; another house - now reconstructed and used as a social settlement - is pointed out as the original "house of seven gables."
The exterior is simple, but the buildings which surround the main courtyard have high-pitched roofs surmounted by numerous dormer windows with decorated gables, recalling the Flemish style of architecture.Advertisement
Numerous handsome medieval buildings testify to its former prosperity as a prominent member of the Hanseatic league, and its many quaint houses with high gables and overhanging eaves have gained for it the appellation "the Nuremberg of the North."
The grand old patrician houses of the days of its Hanseatic glory, with their lofty and often elaborately ornamented gables and their balconied windows, are the delight of the visitor to the town.
A few, however, preserve antique narrow fronts with gables, as in some of the North German towns.
The streets are narrow, and the houses are mostly picturesque old structures, built of wood, with many quaint gables and dark archways.
There are many interesting brick houses, dating chiefly from the first half of the 17th century, with curious gables and picturesque ornamentation, carvings and inscriptions.Advertisement
The chief public buildings are the two Dutch Reformed churches, the old church being a good specimen of colonial Dutch architecture, with gables, curves and thatched roof.
Look out for steep tiled gables, overhanging upper stories and mellow brick and plastering.
Red brick with granite rubble stone plinth and brick eaves and corrugated tile roof with brick crow stepped coped gables.
The house he built for himself was tall and compact, its five stepped gables flanked by battlemented towers on either side.
The back of the house, with three crow-stepped gables, is the nearest to the original building.Advertisement
The font stood under the tower, an octagonal bowl with richly detailed crocketed traceried gables on each face.
Central battered chimney stack flanked by 2 brick dormer gables with leaded lights.
Red brick with granite and slate rubble stone gable ends and brick coped gables with asbestos type roof.
Three gateway ranges, gables facing, with stone dressings to pilasters and stone arches with carved keystones.
They have ogee arches and crocketed gables, i.e. take us forward into the C14.Advertisement
Once a single house, now used as two, with terracotta tiles in both gables.
The most magnificent part of the exterior and indeed the finest polychrome monument in existence is the west faÃ§ade, built of richlysculptured marble from the designs of Lorenzo Maitani of Siena, and divided into three gables with intervening pinnacles, closely resembling the front of Siena cathedral, of which it is a reproduction, with some improvements.
Its subject, which is of high historical value as a record of costume, represents the translation of the body of St Mark, and gives us a view of the west faÃ§ade of the church as it was at the beginning of the 13th century before the addition of the ogee gables, with alternating crockets and statues, and the intermediate pinnacled canopies placed between the five great arches of the upper storey.
The chief public buildings of interest are the minster, dedicated to St Boniface and restored in 1870-1875; the town hall; the so-called Rattenfangerhaus (ratcatcher's house) with mural frescoes illustrating the legend (see below); and the Hochzeitshaus (wedding house) with beautiful gables.
Both transept gables have rougher masonry surrounding their windows, perhaps the result of repair.
The house boasts traditional gables, turrets, bay windows, and sweeping porches.
It was in Twin Falls at the age of ten that Hendricks first dyed her natural blonde locks red, after seeing Anne of Green Gables.
Red hair is also popular for fictional characters in movies, comics, and literature, including Pippi Longstocking, Anne of Green Gables, Poison Ivy, Wilma Flintstone, Jessica Rabbit, Ronald McDonald, and the Weasley children.
The romance of an elegant cathedral with its arched gables and luxurious curves is captured in every basic cathedral setting, where the band of the ring splits, forming an upper and lower segment with the distinctive arch between them.
The quaint architecture of the houses, many of which present their curious and handsome gables to the street, gives Stralsund an interesting and old-fashioned appearance.
The most magnificent part of the exterior and indeed the finest polychrome monument in existence is the west façade, built of richlysculptured marble from the designs of Lorenzo Maitani of Siena, and divided into three gables with intervening pinnacles, closely resembling the front of Siena cathedral, of which it is a reproduction, with some improvements.
The streets are lined with magnificent oaks, while many of the houses with heavy, thatched gables date from the 17th century.
The thatched house with crow-stepped gables in Church Street, in which Hugh Miller the geologist was born, still stands, and a statue has been erected to his memory.
A praiseworthy desire to maintain the picturesqueness of the town has led most of the builders of new houses to imitate the lofty peaked gables, oriel windows and red-tiled roofs of the older dwellings.
The galley-slips around Zea were roofed by a row of gables supported by stone columns, each gable sheltering two triremes.
The groups which ornamented, as acroteria, the two gables of the temple have been in part recovered, and may now be seen in the national museum at Athens; at the one end was Boreas carrying off Oreithyia, at the other Eos and Cephalus, the centre in each case being occupied by the winged figure that stood out against the sky - a variation on the winged Victories that often occupy the same position on temples.