Doorways Around the World

Broken Pediment

A triangular molding under a roof or above a doorway is called a pediment. This is a good example of a broken pediment, so named because the beam does not go all the way across the top of the door. To see an example of an unbroken pediment, see the Colonial Style door. Photographer: Kathrine of Copenhagen Daily Photo. Taken in June 2006. This doorway is in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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July 5, 2006 - Posted by | Denmark, Europe


  1. Hi Marie
    I just have to correct you – it’s Copenhagen in Denmark. Norway did at some point belong to Denmark, but that’s water under the bridge…
    The blog is lovely, by the way. It would make a beautiful art exhibition!


    Comment by Kathrine F. G. | July 9, 2006

  2. Kathrine, thanks for your note. I had checked that on the internet, and I guess I should have checked some more! 🙂

    Comment by Marie McC | July 10, 2006

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