Visitors are greeted by a looming gothic gate, the kind used to signify that important residents lie behind its Spires.
A view looking beyond the Spires of Notre Dame reveals the urban chaos about to be demolished.
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.
We are told that in Central Staffordshire churches with Spires are rare.
Then a white village appeared, and soon the Spires and red roofs of Ponta Delgada.
I have never seen Oxford since, excepting its Spires, as they are seen from the railway.
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.