How do you build an ‘onion tower’ anyway?

Do you ever, like me, look at one of those onion shaped domes and wonder how on earth you construct one? The tower at Gut Dyckhof for example.

Gut Dyckhof

As it happens, this particular tower was renovated in 1939 and there are photographs and architectural plans which show how it was constructed.

Of course, the roof-slates are held on by magic, obviously.

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