Also see fenestration, foil, quatrefoil, and stained glass.
transept – An aisle between the apse and nave. It cuts across the nave and side aisles to form a cross-shaped floor plan. Also see architecture, cathedral, and Gothic.
A photo of the nave of the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France, as seen upon entering it from the narthex, and looking toward the altar. The ceiling’s vaults are visible above. Light is entering the nave through stained glass windows.
Also see column and pier.
aisle – A long, narrow space on either side of the nave of a church, usually between a row of columns or piers and the outer wall. It is often referred to as a side aisle.
chancel – The part of a church reserved for clergy and containing the altar and the choir.
ltarpiece or altar-piece – A piece of artwork which is placed above and either on or behind an altar in a Christian church or other religious platform. Usually it is a votive painting, a set of painted and/or carved panels (often a triptych), or a decorative screen.