Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how people in the past lived. Their weird house details, design didn’t help us to understand either. Apartments with garbage chutes inside the apartment, or the diagonal witch windows – either of these doesn’t make any sense, for our modern thinking. You can find some actual good idea behind each of them, but they are situational.
Blocked up windows, because in the 17. century they needed to pay taxes after them, and the poor ones couldn’t afford that.
Phoenix birds – some buildings have these symbols, for firefighters. They needed to extinguished before the ones, without the Phoenix.
Millennium Falcon inspired Manhole from Germany.
Garbage chute from the former USSR
Inside windowsills in Bulgaria and Montenegro.
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