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Old 03-21-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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Default Photo Challenge #152 ~ Roofing {03/21/2012}

Sorry for the delay in posting a challenge this week. I've had ongoing computer problems - at least I have my old one back and can now use a card-reader again, but I've had to take out half the RAM. It's pretty slow for uploading and editing, so I've gone through some of my older photos. I always love seeing different types of roofs and roofing - from thatch to slate, tiles - even rusty corrugated iron has a certain nostalgic appeal to it. And it's something that can vary hugely from one locality to another. There are always plenty of roof photos when we come back from a holiday .

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These are:
a building on one of the streets in the city centre here
Zakynthos (Greek island)
Astros (Greece mainland)
Athens (Greece)
Brittany, France
Dodenau, Germany.

Let's see what roofs look like in your area, and I'll try to add a couple of local ones. I know I have some even of our road, just got to find them!
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:38 AM   #2
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Sabrina, what a great variety of roofs you have here! On the third photo, why are there stones on the roof? I love the beautiful buiding (and roof) in Athens. On the second photo....what is that roof made of? are thy little bits of wood?
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My roofs are not too exciting, but that's all I was able to come up with this week.
First photo...a barn on my route home from work. It's a steel roof that seems to be showing quite a bit of rust.
2. A tiny roof of cedar shingles
3. Many little roofs on my neighbour's house
4. An interesting steel roof on a shed at a cottage near my house.
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I have no idea about the stones - all I could imagine was that maybe they were to hold down loose tiles!
The second photo, I don't think they're wood - it was an old fort dating back to the 15th century. They looked like some sort of clay/pottery.
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I really like the first two - the barn and shingles. Your neighbour's house looks really unusual. Would that be one that perhaps you once had a photo of the front?
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You two have some unusual roofs. Sabrina, I especially like the 2nd and 4th ones. I agree that those rocks are probably used to hold down the tiles. I have seen that here but on asphalt roofs and also tires on the roofs on the reservation. Ina, your third one looks like a very interesting house. I can't imagine why anyone wants a metal roof. I have two skylights in one room where I spend most of my time and when it rains hard I can't hear a thing!
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Yes, Audrey...the third one belongs to a house that was supposed to cost only $1 million dollars to build, but the owner made so many changes during construction that it cost $1.6 million. The fireplace was completed and he decided he wanted it in a different place!!
The steel roof is on a shed....they probably store their boat, lawnmower and other tools in it, so no one will be kept awake when it rains.
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I finally got my self over to the museum today and there were a few buildings in the area that I photographed for their roofs; unfortunately I didn't take my good camera, just the small Nikon. The first two images are parts of the museum roof and shows the typical tile roof, the third photo is a flat roof condo that overlooks the museum, the fourth is a new building of town homes and the last photo is probably a condo.
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Love the fourth and fifth ones.
Your first two remind me remarkably of Greece - even the cactus, but especially those tiles (and the blue skies, ha ha. Not that I can complain - we're having a (Irish-style) heatwave just now. I can't get my head around shorts and a t-shirt in March, and blue skies and sunshine all day!).
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Great roofs Audrey. Love the round cone shaped roof on the fourth one!
Sabrina, we did the shorts/T-shirt thing two weeks ago until the end of last week. I got a lot of my garden clean up done. But this Sunday night it turned cooler again, with freezing temps. Fortunately, I chose the right time to visit my son and grandsons in Texas.
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I snapped a few more roofs when I was out last week, but whenever I tried uploading them our internet had gone totally AWOL.

These are both in Farmleigh gardens, near us.
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Nice roofs; I like that trim across the top of the one roof.
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Here are two roofs I took at the Botanical Gardens on Friday. They are used to protect the plants from the sun and provide shading.
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Oh wow Audrey! These are different from anything I have ever seen.....but so appropriate for your climate!
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Well Ina, if you come out to visit the Grand Canyon, I'll take you over to see them.
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Those are fantastic. And gosh, your Botanic Garden is soooo different to ours. No surprise, really , just so strange to see.
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