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?
Very interesting, the roof. The lower part of the barn is beautiful too. Great picture. Now I want to see the sheep.
This must be the barn your brothers were building. Very interesting roof and beautiful brick! I'm ready to see the sheep also!
What a great looking barn. Interesting with the different layers on the roof. I'm sure the sheep will love their home. :-)
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?
Nice post this, like the roof.You want sheep - I got sheepin my Sat photohunt pic.Steam post up now.
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
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
Very interesting! Thank you for showing us this. :-D
i am looking at the lines, textures and colors, superb. You are teaching me so much about photography.
(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.
Wow, this building is fantastic. The costruction of it amazes me.Nice photos as well.~Oswegan
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!
You won't be getting many sheep from us - most of them are busy getting prepared for being Christmas dinners!
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 doneThanks for visiting my blog:)
looks great :]
I think the barn on my blog today was probably used for storing hay and maybe a few cattle in the winter.
WoW...some very beautifully captured shots!
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.
i am also intruiged by the combination of thatch and tiles.
Wow - this is a LOVELY barn!!!! That inside shot is stunning!
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