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Niche

A recess in a wall for a statue or ornament. A niche is usually semicircular in the back with a half-dome on the top. Depending on the style of building, the niche can have a pediment above it or have decorative molding. A niche can also be a tabernacle.

   
 
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Dublin - Ireland
 
       
 
Palladio - Theatro Olympico - Vicenza - Italy
 
Château de Blois - France
 
Château Chambord - France
 
       
 
Renaissance Palace - Milan - Italy
 
Megeve - France
 
Granada - Spain (15th Century)
 
       
 
Renaissance Palace - Milan - Italy
 
Salisbury - England
 
Granada - Spain (15th Century)