Blue Tile Roof: Ao!!!

Here in “Nor’England” there are few tile roofs.

Over there, in Japan, are many.

I don’t know a lot about these roof tiles.

In Japanese they’re called “kawara”.

Here’s a link from someone who knows more than I do.

https://awordfromjapan.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/瓦%E3%80%80kawara-roof-tiles/

One of my favorites was a blue tile roof.

This one.

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The house was just a few doors down from where we were staying.

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In sun or shade, the color was gorgeous.

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The rhythms of curves, circles, and lines make for great repetition, variety, and contrast.

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Repetition, variety, and contrast, well handled, are the keys to good design.

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Housewall and eave, rakeboard and tile, make angles and zigzags against the sky.

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Here, the red clay body peeks from under its covering of cerulean glaze…

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A roof like this can last well over a hundred years.

I don’t know how old this particular roof is.

But it will surely still be here long after I’m gone.

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