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Two hundred years ago it was common to see shakes or a thatched roof on a barn. Thatching was a woven mass of sticks and straw and shakes were usually made from cedar with a frow. On top of the roof sit two cupolas. These allow light and air to enter the barn and, if necessary, provide a lookout to the exterior.
lovely old cupola. i'd love to be waaaaay up there peeking out that window, soaking up the atmosphere and chatting with ghosts.
barn cupola - would love to find an old zinc or galvanized metal one.
Old Barn Cupola
french cupolas | Breeding Barn & Stable (1878) – cupola & weathervane detail | Flickr ...
Barn with cupola
rustic weathered barn cupola
Two Cupola Barn, Peterson-Workman family farm, outside of Lincoln, Nebraska. Photo: Nebraska Farm Boy
Great barn cupola and chicken weather vane
Beautiful red barn
Corner Of Old Stone Barn & Shabby Roof ...look at those gorgeous field stones!!!!! ♥
Nature's touch as the sun sets on another day.... Beautiful as well as inspirational!