A row of columns that support an entablature and that often serves as a porch or as a decorative feature of a building.
The word 'colonnade' comes from the latin word 'columna' meaning 'column.'.
- The grand entrance of the building was marked by a towering colonnade.
- A colonnade can serve both a functional and an aesthetic purpose, providing support for a structure and creating a sense of grandeur.
- In classical architecture, a colonnade often includes a pediment, a frieze, and a cornice.
- The colonnade of the Parthenon in Athens is one of the most famous examples of this architectural feature.
- The cool shade provided by the colonnade made it a popular place to relax on hot days.