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Original stove tiles with royal coat-of-arms
01-APR-2012

Original stove tiles with royal coat-of-arms

A full reproduction of this stove can be seen in the next picture.

I'm fascinated by the stoves that used to heat these old palaces; many of them in newer castles and palaces (17th-18th century) are works of art in themselves. But while we were touring this particular 13th-14th century palace, I was wondering where the stoves were, and found original tiles and explanations in the museum part of the building and reproductions in the individual living quarters. Apparently, the idea for this method of heating came from Switzerland, but beyond that I haven't learned much.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/100s f/5.6 at 58.0mm iso2500 full exif

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William Barletta05-Apr-2012 21:37
I like this better than the reconstructed stove which is big and bulky
Betty Vlasiu03-Apr-2012 11:31
Beautiful light and excellent details.