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Pilaster

A squared column or pillar used to help support the structure. The pilaster often has a base and a capital. In Greek architecture the pilaster is the same size at the top and bottom, in Roman the pilaster is diminished at the top. Often these are decorative.

   
 
London - England
     
Riga - Latvia
 
       
 
Château Chambord - France
 
Château d'Amboise - France (1500)
 
Tooting - London - England
 
       
 
Riga - Latvia
 
Château d'Amboise - France (1500)
 
Tooting - London - England
 
       
 
St. Peter's - Rome - Italy
 
Tours - France
 
San Andrea al Quirinale - Rome - Italy