Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pattchwork Roof/ Sepia Scenes

Evidence of roof repair

This old house is actually in very good repair so I was surprised to see how the shingles on the tower roof didn't match in several places. I imagine that since the angle is so steep that this requires scaffolding to work on it.

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37 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Nice one! I love that title to go with the roof!

Rose said...

I have often thought I would hate to be the one to have to roof something like this...

Cezar and Léia said...

This "sepia"is stunning!You chose a perfect landscape for that!Great shot!
Léia :-)

see you there! said...

Can you imagine trying to do that roof? I guess whatever shingles were handy were the ones used.

Darla

judi said...

fantastic!! Love the house, I want to see more of it!!... ah, please? :D

B Squared said...

Maybe a lift? I sure wouldn't want to try to shingle that steep of a roof.

RuneE said...

A beauty of a picture and a tower. I WOULD NOT try to climb it!

That is the chicken said...

I like these old gothic looking buildings...easy to imagine bats flying out at twilight. :)

Tricia said...

Is that bricks on the side of the tower? Are they raised?

Jacob said...

What I like best about this is the various angles, curves and lines...plus the B&W contrast.

Great job!

Small City Scenes said...

I wonder how old that house is. At least it is getting repaired and nobody wants to do a steep roof.
Cool looking house, though. MB

PERBS said...

If not for the shape of it, the patchwork ugliness would turn me away. . . I love houses with turrets.

Shammickite said...

No thanks, I wouldn't want to get up there and patch up the roof.... a little too high for me.

Photo Cache said...

I like it that way, patchwork design works well here IMO.

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Becky and Gary said...

What a cool shot Kerri. Sepia just makes it better yet.
B.

nature ramblings said...

Great sepia entry!! I love that type of architecture and it is especially attractive in sepia where there is no color to distract from the great line of the roof!!! Thanks for sharing.

MyMaracas said...

What a great old building, and the roof texture has so much character. It looks great in sepia.

Babooshka said...

Repair. It's a beauty.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the gentle arc of the tower roof! And the textures and shapes look wonderful in sepia!

kaye said...

I love the turret, and the texture from the missing shingles. nice shot. Hope you can stop by to see my sepia scene Thanks!

Ralph said...

This house is so stylish, especially with the turret. The price for style is a roof that has to be re-shingled at great effort. Unlike a newer house, the style here evokes a different era, no two houses are ever alike...

George said...

This is a wonderful sepia scene. I don't think I would like to get up there to replace the shingles. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Guy D said...

Love this shot, perfect for skywatch.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

J Bar said...

Great building. Great shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific shot! The title is perfect!

Have a great weekend!

maryt/theteach said...

This is an extraordinary house, EG! My house has tile shingles and over the years roofers run out of shingles that are the same color... Thanks for sharing this great sepia shot! :)

Regina said...

Great shot. Nice sepia. I haven't participated yet)

Mojo said...

I imagine you're right! But your good fortune, it makes an excellent photo op!

SandyCarlson said...

This photo piques my imagination. Lovely.

T. Mininni-Totin said...

Old homes are artwork. I don't blame them for leaving the patchwork as is - I would be terrified if I was the one hired to fix it.

~Just me again~ said...

I love these old houses. They're so neat.

Anne said...

Such a pretty picture !!
Love this arcitectual in black and white.

Nice week to you from Anne

Aileni said...

Expensive too.
Dragonstar has an ideal Deja Vu to go with his shot.

Robin said...

It's a lovely building - I think I'd enjoy living there (if it were in good repair), but I definitely wouldn't want to be responsible for shingling that roof!

Liz said...

I suppose it's difficult to get tiles to match if they're old. I love your description as patchwork though.

Vita Stunder said...

I just love this!!
And the title you choosed ;)

The sepia is stunning!
Keep up the good work!

Anna

Daryl said...

Nice shot ...

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