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
47 thoughts on “June Squares | Roofs”
Nice contrast between roof tiles and paving, Jude.
Best wishes, Pete. x
Thank you Pete, both very interesting.
What a fantastic, almost discombobulating sight, Jude! I think I would be dizzy!!
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!
Hee hee!!! Not tried getting that close.
I’d hate to go there when tipsy …
The patterns in this photo are great (but maybe not so great if one of them makes you feel sea sick!).
You sort of don’t quite know if you have to step up or not.
That sounds like a very odd sensation.
It’s very clever and a bit dizzy making.
It really is!
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!
The waves aren’t so bad when walking, but they are if you crouch down to take a photo. Lisbon was another conference!
Adventures with partners expand horizons a bit – mine into rainforest gullies, and along car-destroying back roads.
Sadly he has stopped attending conferences now. They were at least one way to get him on a plane.
What is it with men and adventures? J will love the desert trip, but you wouldn’t think it hearing his anticipatory dread!
Which desert is this then? The Simpson?
Just to Alice Springs and maybe Papunya community
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.
Just–wow! What a spot.
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.
Haha… yes the pavement is rather odd.
Wow. I feel dizzy looking at the photo. I don’t think I’d cope too well with the real thing.
It’s a bit disorientating!
The effect on the eyes is worse from a distance I think. The calçada portuguesa are so beautiful.
I was intrigued with the flowers Jude. Have they been planted there or just wind blown seeds?
Many of the older buildings In Lisbon are disheveled and in slow decay so suspect these were blown here!
Thanks for the info Becky
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!
Looks good though…
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.
Beautiful nature doing its own thing…
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