Thursday, February 18, 2016

Katrina Croses

These were set up on the tenth anniversary of Katrina in the neutral ground of No. Jeff Davis Parkway at Canal Street in Mid-City New Orleans. From a distance they look like the crux commissa* type but close-up they sort of look like a semi-immissa"* type because of the half-lap joints.

* Using Justus Lipsius' definitions.

Here they are from a distance.

Here's a single cross.

Notice the horizontal is attached to the vertical by five bolts.
This is required to create a solid joint.

Close-up of the half-lap joint.
Note the cut-out in the horizontal to accommodate and exploit the full size of the vertical.
Now would the Romans go through all this hassle and bother just to suspend a criminal? I think not.

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