Masses of ivy grew up, completely covering the walls, till the place looked like an abbey; and it was discovered that the view from the front, over the Casterbridge chimneys, was one of the most magnificent in the county.
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Wants to throw them out, yet tries to make us sing the Doxology like we were all in Westminster Abbey, does he?
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
Westminster Abbey had had one, she knew, as had the Sagrada Familia and Saint Basil the Blessed, but they had been sealed when Portals were invented.