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Amazing Architecture - Grand Staircase in House of Scientists, Lviv (Lemberg), Ukraine <= before 1945 = Lwów, POLAND => see history, actual till today ! &

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Fairytale Abodes: 15 Tiny Storybook Cottages

Thatched roofs, as seen in this adorable example, are one of the hallmarks of storybook homes. Thatching methods are used all over the world but are most closely associated with the countryside of the United Kingdom. Over 250 roofs in Southern England have coats of thatch that were applied over 500 years ago! (****Duplicate Pin)