In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- One of the best shots in the film is of a church spire which pans up to reveal the minaret of the mosque just behind.
- I was a massive stone structure with many great spires and turrets.
- Ornate buildings, gracious parks, spires and steeples which jab like fingers into the sky - all these vie with each other in the downtown area.
- He enjoyed a reputation for building tall elegant masonry structures such as church towers and spires.
- New light has been shed on the cathedral spire and tower which, at 404 ft is the tallest masonry structure in Britain, by tree ring dating.
- The architecture attested to its ancient heritage, with massive castle-like structures adorned with spires and turrets on nearly every building.
- Much of the repair work centres on the spire of the church where water has been leaking into tower and rotting the foundations.
- Conical spires on top support pinnacles that enabled the towers to obtain the coveted height record.
- Former as well as current places of worship with towers, spires, minarets or domes are also helpful navigational aids.
- The slender minaret of a mosque and the spires of churches rise in sharp relief over the flat roofs of the homes.
- Initially in Norman style, it developed into a great Gothic cathedral with a towering spire, the largest church in England and third largest in Europe.
- It runs along something of a ridge so we could see for miles to villages betrayed by church towers and spires.
- The tall buildings stretched high into the night sky, the top spires of the churches and court houses surrounded in a wreath of smoke from the fires that burned in pot bellied stoves far below.
- It's a striking building with turrets and spires.
- St Peter's church is prominently situated in the town of Drogheda, Co Louth and has a distinctive clock tower and spire.
- Towers, turrets, soaring church spires - the graceful architecture in Moscow and St. Petersburg is filmed in minute detail.
- A palace had spires and towers; this was one solid structure, a gigantic rectangle imposed on the landscape.
- We could see a proliferation of white towers, minaret answering church spire.
- Most of the infrastructure is completed, including the framework for the spire on the abbey tower.
- Gothic cathedrals are characterised by large towers and spires.
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