It is hardly known but window frames of ground and first floors are different almost everywhere.
In Irkutsk, for example, windows of the ground floor have shutters, while those of the first floor have not. In Samara, ground floors are mostly made of stone and windows there do not have frames, and windows of the first floor are framed very elegantly. In Rostov Veliky, even an art noveaux house utterly non-traditional for Yaroslavl Oblast has different window frames at its ground and first floors.
Now, look at these window frames from Izhevsk – those at the ground floor are absolutely different from the ones at the first floor! And it is like this almost throughout the city!
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