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The Poor Poet (1839) is a painting by Carl Spitzweg
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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An attic or loft is a space found directly below the pitched roof of a house or other building (also called garret or sky parlor). As attics fill the space between the ceiling of the top floor of a building and the slanted roof, they are known for being awkwardly shaped spaces with exposed rafters and difficult-to-reach corners.

Etymology

From the practice of decorating the top storey of building façades in the Attic architectural style.

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