I have a question, and it is going to sound mad. However, it's been bothing me, and as stupid as it might sound I really have to get it off my chest. It's this
How the heck do church towers stay up?
More specifically, I suppose, I'd be really interested to learn about their construction. They're immense pillars of stone, and it is amazing to me that they should stand at all. They must rest on some kind of foundation, but what?
Please help. Some of you might know. Or be able to direct me to some books on ecclesiastical architecture which will help. I've searched on google for 'church tower' and 'church tower architecture' but have come up with little more information than 'Churches have towers. They are big.'
Sorry for the invasion of silly questions.
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