The aisles were vaulted, and the semi-dome of the apse was decorated with mosaics on a gold ground.
In the chancel-arch there are two clustered columns, and also in the nave and apse.
Would Wren have approved of the breaking of the vista by shutting out the windows of the apse?
Nothing is said about a permanent tribunal or about an apse.
There are two altars, one at the choir entrance and the other in the apse, each surmounted by a triptych.
West of the transept, entered by a tall and wide arch, was the apse.
This apse now presents the aspect of a perfect scheme of architecture.
The use of the apse is discussed by Lenoir, Architecture Monastique, 4to.
The apse windows, meant to be seen, in face and from a distance, are filled with color.
However, it was these portions of the transept and the apse which had the least suffered.
"semicircular extension at the end of a church," 1846, from Latin apsis "an arch, a vault," from Greek hapsis (Ionic apsis) "loop, arch," originally "a fastening, felloe of a wheel," from haptein "fasten together," of unknown origin. The original sense in Greek seems to have been the joining of the arcs to form a circle, especially in making a wheel. The architectural term is earlier attested in English in the Latin form (1706).