Thursday, June 18, 2009

ROOF

A roof or two:

in wonderful upstate New York











in the beautiful south of France






And finally, here at home in good old London...









Hoping to visit some of your blogs over the weekend; busy busy at work with exam boards; busy busy at home with made4aid (please please see my previous post if you haven't already - still shamelessly promoting); enjoying lovely sunshine; wishing my holiday was sooner than August!



1. NY roofs - The Red Apple Rest, Tuxedo NY; Abandoned propane plant, Liberty NY
2. Roofs in France: Carennac, and Rocamadour
3. London - roofs in the central West end, as seen from a 25th floor bar just north of Oxford Circus.

22 comments:

mum said...

Lovely. Hadn't you posted other views of the The Red Apple at some point?

The Silver Fox said...

I'd love to know the story behind that first shot.

Brian Miller said...

love the ones france the best. so artsy with the most mundane. like fox, the first one is very interesting in its style...what does it top?

Kate Hanley said...

Great pictures and I'm excited to check out Maid4aid, what a great idea.

Lynne said...

Ah, the old Red Apple Rest. I will go right past it tomorrow on my way to the outlets at Woodbury Commons. I am always tempted to stop and take pics but somehow I never do. It still looks the same as when you took the pics last year. Sad and lonely.

Hope your new venture is going well!

Wings said...

Great pics! The one in France looks like it would take a lot of work over a long period of time to reshingle!

giulia said...

Hello, my dear. I'm in race against time before loss of internet (not a good thing when writer-needing-work) later today or tomorrow. so necessarily quick & sloppy.

1) added made4aid button in upper right side-bar to GG site (& your blog to blog lists)

2) on bricolage blog: added lettuce & mad4aid blog (2nd to the Dept. of Worlds Collide & Trouble-Making-in-Style)

3) will make major push on made4 aid as soon as i can when have computer access. right now, trying to answer mail, etc.

4) will consult with Darfuri colleagues about if/how/should it/be part of our pkg. Can't answer for them. Things not good, as I'm sure you know. Which is the understatement of the week (at least).

ciao-for-now...

ArtSparker said...

Is the photo from South of France of Carcasonne? Just that's how I imagine it.

Leah said...

I love the thronging rooftops of London.

subtorp77 said...

Looking up Tuxedo, NY. I like that one, I do! And you're linked up, Lettuce. Much luck on the bidding, wot?

Lettuce said...

Hi mum - yes, I might well have done in a blog post about my US trip last summer...

SF - I visited with a Nyack Squirrel who knows more about the history of this place, apparently it used to be a favourite and busy stop for New Yorkers going upstate for the summer. And I think someone said that its been bought and is going to be renovated. I hope so, its such a fabulous building.

Brian, there are more pictures of it on my flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53314395@N00/sets/72157607444171560/ - the ones tagged with "red apple rest"

thanks Lynne

ha, what a pragmatic comment Wings! :-) a lot of time and rather risky given the steepness of the slopes...

thanks giulia, and I've left a comment over at your place

ArtSparker, no the first is Carennac, and the second is Rocamadour - in the Dordogne / Lot region. I've not visited Carcasonne but have visited some of that really southern/eastern region and a lot of it is very like this too

thanks Leah, it was a great view

ta subtorp77.

Akelamalu said...

Great photos - the London rooftops are my favourite. :)

goatman said...

Apparently the French use rocks for some of their roofs; a concept I had not considered. Save for slate, I have never seen a rock roof as in your photo. One roof looks like it has withstood the test of time though, and may serve to allay the fear of tons of rock above one's head.
Neat idea with the roofs' photos.

Lynne said...

Letty, there is no sign that the Red Apple Rest has been bought ... it's just sitting there the same as always and looking somewhat more worse for the wear. It's a shame really. I'd love to see it brought back to it's earlier splendor. My aunt remembers stopping there when going up to spend time with my mom during the summer as a child. So, that would have been in the 40's!!

Tuxedo NY, where the Red Apple Rest is, is where the tuxedo was "invented." The suit is named after the town. Very exclusive country club there!!

Baino said...

Love the London rooftops. Very Mary Poppins!

Marianna said...

Those pics are lovely! And I just wanna say that made4aid is a wonderful thing! Good luck and I'm so shamelessly in lol

xoxo

Tom said...

cool rooftops...i love to see airial shots of London...what a city!

Chick said...

Great photos! I love the rooftops theme.

Tuxedo, NY always intrigued me...I love the old feel of everything up there.

France & London I hope to visit someday soon.

Shammickite said...

Now I have to visit Tuxedo NY after all those interesting comments about it!

Barbara said...

Lovely, lovely roofs! (Why isn't it rooves?)

I'm so excited about buying your "Gladys bag" on the Made4aid auction. I'm still debating whether to keep it or share it with my daughter!

tony said...

You only have to look at the London photos to see how squashed-up The English are compared with other places!

Ronda Laveen said...

Your roof photos are the best of seen you this weeks TT. And that is saying something because there have been many wonderful pics!