Sunday, August 29, 2010

Slate Shingles in Wetzlar, Germany

I grew up in the slate quarrying region along the Vermont-New York boarder, therefore I have an appreciation for slate roofs and the work that goes into making them. I was quite taken by the slate used to protect the buildings, cladding the roofs and sides.

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This was the view from my hotel balcony.

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Okay, check out this house. The lamp post is a testament that I was holding the camera correctly.  This house must have been built prior to the introduction of the plumb bob.

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This building has may different types of shingles. There are even rosettes made of slate seen above the window with the woman tending her flower boxes.

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Scenic Sunday


Al said...

Great shots - the textures are wonderful. I love the crooked house, I wonder what it's like inside?

Junneth said...

Wonderful Pictures! Scenic Indeed!

Chris said...

Beautiful shots Steve, these buildings are wonderful and very different from what I've seen so far ;-)

Chris Petrak said...

Wonderful images - and I like the way roof lines present so many different lines, images, thoughts. Thanks

Jenny said...

Even without your early background, I can see why the slate roof and shingles would facinate you. Wonderful shapes and textures.

Anonymous said...

That is a heck of a lot of work Steve.

Boccone Claire said...

De très belles photos:Bravo!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

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