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I wish I had such a wonderful and very high ceiling, but my bathroom is too small.
This ceiling can be seen in the St. Peter's Cathedral or Dom in Trier.

The Cathedral' precincts still enclose a large and well preserved part of the ancient Roman building, dating from the 4th century. Even at this early date - building had begun in 326 - the enormous and impressive structure was built as a full-scale Cathedral with its foundations on the site of a former palace of the Constantine period.
Towards the end of the 4th century, gates led into a cloistered courtyard and further on, into a three-naved Basilica roughly the size of the present-day Romanesque west-facade, and finally into the rectangular central building, dating from about 380 A.D. Its ancient masonry of red sandstone, interspersed with layers of bricks is still clearly identifiable in the Cathedral's north and south walls. Destroyed and rebuilt, modified and enlarged all the time, the Cathedral was repaired and secured from 1964 to 1974, and thus completely overhauled after the destructions of World War II.

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