The parking garage wasn't always such a ubiquitous feature of the landscape. Back when cars, and before that horses, were luxuries afforded only to the wealthy, the places those rare forms of transport were stored in some seriously elaborate structures. The world's first stables, constructed by Egyptian pharaoh Ramses II, housed 460 horses. Centuries later, a Bourbon prince would build the Grand Stables at Chantilly (above), because he believed he would be reincarnated as a horse. Now, even the most die-hard car lover is probably unlikely to assume that he'll be reborn as his favorite exotic car, but some modern incarnations of the garage attest to the ongoing love affair with personal transport. Track the rise of the garage on the timeline, after the jump.
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