The roof of a building is there simply to keep the weather out and the heat in. Roofs have developed a long way since the thatched variety, so much so that they can now be countless shapes and sizes to create a truly iconic building.
Many of the most striking rooftops used to be on top of churches and cathedrals, with the dome of St Pauls Cathedral in London or St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City two such examples.
Nowadays, skylines of towns and cities are mixed with all sorts of different shaped roofs, a far cry from the street after street of terraced house rooftops in the industrial revolution days.
Originally posted 2014-07-21 03:54:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter