Few people ever think where the term “porch” comes from and what is the purpose of this element. Meanwhile, it is very curious.
Ivan Zabelin, famous Russian historian, wrote: “Porch added more irregularity to the façades of old –style royal residences. It stood in front of the palace, and its Russian name (kryltso) derived from krylo (wing) indicated it was a wing-like frontal part of the building…
In old-time way of life, a porch was much more than just an entrance. It was a special place for welcome ceremonies, where the etiquette of those early days was demonstrated… This is the reason why porch-making has evolved into an independent branch of building
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