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Selection Of Roof Caps
Each of these caps reflects either the family that was in power at the time or a charm to fend off fire.
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Five Layers Of Roofs
I like the stone work and how the roof details add up.
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Dolphin Ornament On Roof Line
Dolphins (and fish in general) are often on roofs because they bring luck against fires.
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Nightingale Floor

These floors were cool - as you walked across them they would squeak like a bird.  The idea
was to guard the palace interiors by making walking across the floor impossible.


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