June Squares | Roofs

It’s June and another 30 day challenge from Becky.  ‘The Life of B’ This month she is looking for a roof or roofs or even rooves. Follow the link for the rules.

A scene I am sure Becky will have seen for herself – this photo was taken from the viewing platform at the top of the Santa Justa Lift (Portuguese: Elevador de Santa Justa) in Lisbon. With a view over that amazing wave pattern in Rossio Square. Cropped and zoomed in to show the magnificent terracotta tiles.

June Square | 14th June

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

47 thoughts on “June Squares | Roofs”

    1. It is weird seeing the paving like that, but actually I did get dizzy when I was standing in the square and knelt down to take a photo of the pattern. The first time I have suffered from seasickness on dry land!

  1. What a ripper! Seasick was my first thought too. Are the waves noticeable at ground level when you’re walking on them? Great contrast with those wonderful tiles. You’ve been everywhere!

    1. The waves aren’t so bad when walking, but they are if you crouch down to take a photo. Lisbon was another conference!

        1. Sounds good. I really enjoyed the area around Alice. Didn’t go into the desert, but loved the MacDonnell ranges and the gaps and gorges.

  2. The red tiles are wonderful, but it is the pattern on the square that catches my eye. It’s even moving in the photo, so I can’t imagine walking on it. Makes me feel a little gooey.

    1. Many of the older buildings In Lisbon are disheveled and in slow decay so suspect these were blown here!

    2. Looks like wild Valerian PP. Nice to look at but it can’t be doing that roof any good, they have long taproots and can seriously damage walls and stonework and tiles I suspect!

        1. I like to see it growing in the stone walls in the country lanes where it creates a blaze of colour in the reds, pinks and white forms.

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