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After my last upload showed the impressive bed hall where the poor where treated in the Hospice de Beaune, today we take a look at the equally beautiful roof, made of the colored slates, Burgundy is so known for.
But these kind of tiles didn't originate in Burgundy. They where rather invented in Austria and found there way via Flanders to Burgundy, where they where very popular during the 16th century. Later they came out of fashion in the region, but where still used largely in some regions in Italy, Germany and Switzerland. If, in fact you take a look at the Cathedral of my hometown Basel in my gallery, you can easily spot the similarity of the roof patterns.

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