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A view of a flying buttress at the Basilica of St Patrick’s in Fremantle, Western Australia. Flying buttresses were one of the most notable developments of gothic architecture in the medieval period. By means of a flying buttress, weight from a…

St Patrick’s Basilica is a Roman Catholic Church located in Fremantle, Western Australia. It was designed by Adelaide architect Michael Cavanagh and constructed from local limestone and Sydney freestone in a Federation Gothic style. Examples of its…

A view of lancet windows at the Basilica of St Patrick’s in Fremantle, Western Australia. At the upper level are tripled lancet windows. Below, the windows of the aisle each contain a quatrefoil and a pair of lancet windows separated by a stone…

A view of a flying buttress at the Basilica of St Patrick’s in Fremantle, Western Australia. Flying buttresses were one of the most notable developments of gothic architecture in the medieval period. By means of a flying buttress, weight from a…

A close-up view of the decorative blind tracery in the shape of a rose on the tympanum of the Basilica of St Patrick’s main entrance doorway. Ornate and detailed tracery was a common feature of gothic architecture.

About St Patrick’s…