For as in landscape gardening, a spire, cupola, monument, or tower of some sort, is deemed almost indispensable to the completion of the scene; so no face can be physiognomically in keeping without the elevated open-work belfry of the nose.
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Possibly the most famous cupola is that at Saint Peter’s Cathedral at the Vatican.
The moon shone on the white cupola of the seminary across the road — lovely view, good place to see the fight.