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The Copper-Roof Palace (Pałac pod Blachą): an 18th-century palace adjacent to the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland. 
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The Copper-Roof Palace (Pałac pod Blachą): an 18th-century palace adjacent to the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland.

Wikipedia: "The palace takes its unusual name (which is less precisely phrased in the Polish original) from its copper roof - a rarity in the first half of the 18th century. Originally a patrician house of Wawrzyniec Reffus, built 1651-1656. After 1657 destruction by the army of George II Rákóczi, it was completely remodeled in 1698-1701 for Jerzy Dominik Lubomirski. Lubomirski expanded the palace by building a southern wing, perpendicular to the rest of structure, and also expanded the western elevation. Shortly after its construction the palace became known as Palais Martin, after Lubomirski's grandson. In 1720 the palace was rebuilt with an addition of a second northern wing. Additionally the interior was decorated with rococo paintings. After 1777 the palace passed into ownership of Poland's last king, Stanislaw August Poniatowski, who hired the architect Domenico Merlini to once again redesign the inside rooms of the palace and join the library wing of the Royal Castle to it. The king then made a present of the redecorated place to his nephew Prince Józef Poniatowski. The younger Poniatowski was a successful commander in the 1794 Kościuszko Uprising, and later one of Napoleon Bonaparte's marshals. Under his ownership the palace became a center of Warsaw's high class social scene. When Warsaw became part of Kingdom of Prussia after the Third Partition of Poland the buildings became the headquarters for the Prussian Ministry of War.
The Copper-Roof Palace was burned in 1944 and reconstructed, based on paintings of Bernardo Bellotto, between 1948-1949".
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The Copper-Roof Palace in WarsawThe Copper-Roof Palace in Warsaw seen from St. Anne's church tower
On the roof of a 16-story apartment block (sometimes nicknamed Fujiyama) in Pripyat, Ukraine, with the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant visible in the distance. 
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On the roof of a 16-story apartment block (sometimes nicknamed Fujiyama) in Pripyat, Ukraine, with the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant visible in the distance.
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Pripyat: a 16-story apartment blockPripyat: inside an apartmentOn a roof in PripyatPripyat: view of the Chernobyl power plant with the new sarcophagusPripyat: Soviet Duga-3 radar
The dilapidated village of Lalkholi on the road from Mestia to Ushguli in Svaneti, Georgia. 
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The dilapidated village of Lalkholi on the road from Mestia to Ushguli in Svaneti, Georgia.
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A typical Svaneti villageThe road to Ushguli
Up on the roof of the Duomo in Milan, northern Italy. 
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Up on the roof of the Duomo in Milan, northern Italy.

"Here, springing from its broad marble flagstones, were the long files of spires, looking very tall close at hand, but diminishing in the distance like the pipes of an organ. We could see now that the statue on the top of each was the size of a large man, though they all looked like dolls from the street. We could see, also, that from the inside of each and every one of these hollow spires, from sixteen to thirty-one beautiful marble statues looked out upon the world below.

From the eaves to the comb of the roof stretched in endless succession great curved marble beams, like the fore-and-aft braces of a steamboat, and along each beam from end to end stood up a row of richly carved flowers and fruits—each separate and distinct in kind, and over 15,000 species represented. At a little distance these rows seem to close together like the ties of a railroad track, and then the mingling together of the buds and blossoms of this marble garden forms a picture that is very charming to the eye." (Mark Twain: The Innocents Abroad, 1864).

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Bologna rooftops seen from the room #16 in the Hotel Albergo Centrale. 
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Bologna rooftops seen from the room #16 in the Hotel Albergo Centrale.

Compare this with another panorama made from the same window sill by daylight eight hours later.
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