The aisles were vaulted, and the semi-dome of the apse was decorated with mosaics on a gold ground.
However, it was these portions of the transept and the apse which had the least suffered.
Would Wren have approved of the breaking of the vista by shutting out the windows of the apse?
The apse, the last pillars, the giant piers themselves were felled!
There are two altars, one at the choir entrance and the other in the apse, each surmounted by a triptych.
"I am talking of the apse family," he answered, courteously.
This apse now presents the aspect of a perfect scheme of architecture.
Surely you've heard of the great firm of apse & Sons, shipowners.
The apse windows, meant to be seen, in face and from a distance, are filled with color.
The vanity of boasting in the evening to all their chums: 'We've just shipped in that there apse Family.
"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).