Balcony, a kind of platform projecting from the wall of a building, supported by columns or console brackets, and enclosed with a balustrade. The traditional Maltese balcony is a wooden closed balcony projecting from a wall. Alternatively, Juliet balconies (named after Shakespeare's Juliet, who courted Romeo from her balcony in the play Romeo and Juliet) do not protrude out of the building. They are usually part of an upper floor, with a balustrade only at the front, and walls on the sides. Various types of balcony have been used in depicting the scene, in particular the balcony of Juliet at Villa Capuleti in Verona is not in fact a Juliet balcony. Sometimes balconies are adapted for ceremonial purposes, e.g. that of St. Peter's Basilica at Rome, when the newly elected pope gives his blessing urbi et orbi after the conclave. Inside churches, balconies are sometimes provided for the singers, and in banqueting halls and the like for the musicians. A unit with a regular balcony will have doors that open up onto a small patio with railings.