写真

Photographer's Note

We have been away for a week in Cornwall, and my access to the internet has been very spasmodic to say the least!

We went to the little village of Cadgwith on the Lizard peninsula. Cars have to be parked a little out of the village, so as we walked and followed the path to reach the heart of the village and the sea we encountered this thatcher working on this roof.
I was unsure as to whether he would want his photo being taken, hence the short distance between us.


"Thatching is the craft of building a roof with dry vegetation such as straw, water reed, rushes etc., layering the vegetation so as to shed water away from the inner roof.
Since the bulk of the vegetation stays dry and is densely packed, trapping air, thatching also functions as insulation.
It is a very old roofing method and has been used in both tropical and temperate climates."

Two more shots in the w/s, slight variations on the same view.
Thanks for looking.

Photo Information
Viewed: 0
Points: 34
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Jean Dwyer (jean113) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2380 W: 0 N: 7370] (28281)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH