Sunday, 9 December 2007

Almost ready




Dit zijn de laatste foto's van de schapenboet en je kan nu zien hoe het wordt, ik denk dat ik nu maar eens op zoek moet naar schapen.

This is the last post about the sheepbarn. You can imagine now how it is when ready. I think it's time to find some sheep.

22 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

The bottom picture shows tile laid over tin and then above that is thatch. Is that the finished roof? The thatch sheds the water and it runs onto the tiles and then off. I assume that is it.

I have seen thatched roofs in Japan but never a combination of thatch and tiles.

It is a very handsome roof.

Is the reed bundles something grown locally and harvested or do they have to be imported?

Andrea said...

Very interesting, the roof. The lower part of the barn is beautiful too. Great picture. Now I want to see the sheep.

dot said...

This must be the barn your brothers were building. Very interesting roof and beautiful brick! I'm ready to see the sheep also!

happyone said...

What a great looking barn. Interesting with the different layers on the roof. I'm sure the sheep will love their home. :-)

Ginnie said...

I LOVE your blog, Dick, and especially that your photos are so big (like at my photoblog on Shutterchance). I'd love to know how you have done it on Blogspot, if ever you are free to share! Thank you.

I have recently met a Dutch lady (NOT JoAnn) who loves to vacation on Texel. Do you know Astrid, I wonder?

imac said...

Nice post this, like the roof.
You want sheep - I got sheep
in my Sat photohunt pic.

Steam post up now.

Casdok said...

Very impressive!

Lilli & Nevada said...

That barn is so interesting, i have heard about doing these in straw, they had a show on tv once about doing this, they said it was quiet an art that noone does much of anymore. Very nice post

GMG said...

Learning to build barns! Great advantage of blogging... ;)
I'm also impressed with your gorgeous sunset picture!
I'll be out from Wednesday through Sunday, but meanwhile leave you again in Amsterdam!
Have a great week!
Blogtrotter

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very interesting! Thank you for showing us this. :-D

Amrita said...

i am looking at the lines, textures and colors, superb. You are teaching me so much about photography.

Dick said...

(Abe) The tiles prevent larger animals to eat the reed. For the same reason the tin is on the inside. The best reed grows in the Netherlands but most of it is imported because the reed fields are nature areas nowadays. Sheepbarns are in use for storage hay etc. Sheep are always outside, but are often around the barns sheltering for rain and wind.

Oswegan said...

Wow, this building is fantastic. The costruction of it amazes me.

Nice photos as well.

~Oswegan

R&R in The Netherlands said...

It is very interesting to see the construction. And the completed building already looks like it's been there for years.

I once saw a thatched roof in Giethoorn being repaired, and to me it was incredible how the man walked with great confidence on the roof, though it looked like difficult work!

RuneE said...

You won't be getting many sheep from us - most of them are busy getting prepared for being Christmas dinners!

'Through-JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

HI dick,

Mooie naturel kleuren , hout is ook een mooi natural material, Nice colours so therefore 'half of the work' is done by nature, wonderfull done

Thanks for visiting my blog:)

inspired said...

looks great :]

dot said...

I think the barn on my blog today was probably used for storing hay and maybe a few cattle in the winter.

Kalyan said...

WoW...some very beautifully captured shots!

Sandy Carlson said...

This combination of thatch and tile is very interesting. Such a process we would never see around here, where all new buildings are assembled with staple guns and glue.

Suzi-k said...

i am also intruiged by the combination of thatch and tiles.

Kerri said...

Wow - this is a LOVELY barn!!!! That inside shot is stunning!