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Crenelation

Also crenellation, these are a series of depressed openings, like a battlement, but with more space between the openings. A crenelle (or kernel) in medieval times was an opening in a battlement, a loophole through which arrows and missiles could be launched.

   
 
L'Aquila - Italy
   
London - England
 
       
 
Palazzo Tolomei - Siena - Italy (13th c.)
 
Castle Saint Angelo - Rome - Italy
 
Palazzo Vecchio - Florence - Italy
 
       
 
Seville - Spain (14th century)
 
Rabat - Morocco (17th century)
 
Parc Güell - Gaudi - Barcelona - Spain