A view looking beyond the Spires of Notre Dame reveals the urban chaos about to be demolished.
Visitors are greeted by a looming gothic gate, the kind used to signify that important residents lie behind its Spires.
The purple hues of the early evening sky paint a picturesque backdrop against the silhouettes of domes and Spires.
The Spires gather data every time somebody uses them; they log each “product.”
The tip of the one of the Spires at the National Cathedral fell onto the steps of Pilgrim Road.
There was much ornamental stone-work then done; aisles were added to the naves, and towers and Spires built.
A Diet of the empire was accordingly summoned at Diet of Spires.
Then a white village appeared, and soon the Spires and red roofs of Ponta Delgada.
Behind rose the forest of Spires of the Palais des Tournelles.
Even from the mountain peaks you may see the Spires and walls of an ice-encased, long dead city.
Old English spir "sprout, shoot, stalk of grass," from Proto-Germanic *spiraz (cf. Old Norse spira "a stalk, slender tree," Middle Low German spir "a small point or top"), from PIE *spei- "sharp point" (see spike (n.1)). Meaning "tapering top of a tower or steeple" first recorded 1590s (a sense attested in Middle Low German since late 14c. and also found in the Scandinavian cognates). The verb is first recorded early 14c.