Roofs: Cee’s Fun foto Challenge


© irene waters 2016

From the most simple thatch


© irene waters 2016

to a thatch a little taller, more ornate


© irene waters 2016

as place became more permanent tiles are found in Asia


© irene waters 2016

and in Europe


© irene waters 2016

tiled roofs of many shapes and colours depending on what is naturally found


© irene waters 2016

with some displaying patterns of the most intricate beauty


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but despite the roofing type only one purpose for them can be found

That is  – to keep the elements out.

In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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16 Responses to Roofs: Cee’s Fun foto Challenge

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    WOW!! I adore your roofs Irene. 😀

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  2. ellenbest24 says:

    Where on earth did you find such a selection *shakes head*, I see elements of places I’ve travelled , the tall thatch is amazing i would love to see that. I think I see Carcassonne in France, if not it is very similar. Roofs made to draw the smoke up from heating and cooking inside, roofs to warm animals on rafters so as not to waste rising heat, some to keep it cool and so artistic and flamboyant like an Edwardian lady leaving men swooning over her hat… *sigh* wonderful…

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  3. Really beautiful photos, Irene 🙂

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  4. You have photos for every occasion, Irene, all of them wonderful. That final tiled roof is something to look at. But the children in the first photo seem malnourished – I hope I’m wrong.

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    • Yes it is quite spectacular. It was the roof of a hospital. Sadly you are right about the children being malnourished. Being a volcanic island everything grows easily. Just cut a branch off a tree and it will grow. We used to have what were called living fences. The result of this is that they have plenty of food in their stomachs but have quite severe protein deficiencies despite being able to pull fish and lobsters from the sea. To do this requires more energy than the garden and meat itself is scarce. Hence the biggish bellies and blonde hair. Personally I would be teaching nutrition and other basic hygiene skills at the schools instead of calculus and other stuff that is useless to the majority.

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  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations! I have chosen your post to be featured on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.
    I sure hope your week is off to a great start.

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