What is the bay

The bay is a corner projection on the front of the building, which is carried by the projections in the masonry, the so-called crawlers. It is an architectural feature that is always on the upper floors of buildings. Its function is not only decorative but also useful. It basically improves the view, which was a great advantage in the Middle Ages and in modern times for the defenders. Thanks to the bay windows, it was much easier to shoot at the attackers and drive them away. In the times of peace, Archs were commonly used as toilets.