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Battlement

A design for a parapet that has alternating solid parts and openings, originally used for defense, but later used as a decorative motif.

   
 
Hamilton
     
Meknes - Morocco (12th c.)
 
       
 
San Gimignano - Italy (15th c.)
 
Istanbul - Turkey (15th c.)
 
Trinity College - Cambridge - England (16th c.)
 
       
 
Venice - Italy (14th c.)
 
Tarquinia - Italy (13th c.)
 
Siena - Italy