Friday, April 27, 2012

Where I Live: Roofs

Francesca who hosts Corner View
now hosts a new segment on Fridays.
It's called "Where I live."
Each Friday will feature a different aspect of where we live.
This week roofs are featured.

I haven't found a niche for Fridays,
yet need to write and create some kind of post
to unwind after teaching teen-agers all week.
So I'm joining Francesca today.
This is a small bird's eye view of Barnesville
 looking down from the highest hill on the north end.

We have beautiful stately homes on North Chestnut Street
which runs through the town
becoming South Chestnut after its intersection with Main Street.

This one is sadly in disrepair.
The center window does not have any glass in the top portion.
There are other signs of deterioration, but that's a story for another day.

This green brick home was recently restored and is beautiful--
at least on the outside.
I hope it eventually makes The Mother's Club Home Tour,
because I'd love to see inside!

This is just a section of the huge, multi-level tile roof
of the Presbyterian Church.
The church is quite old.

This shows a portion of the north side and the back side which faces west.

This turret belongs to the 'manse' where the Presbyterian minister and his family reside.

A glimpse of some of the roof lines of the church, its manse, and a neighboring house.

This roof belongs to the First United Methodist Church,
which is where my dad preached and ministered
for nine years.
You are viewing a tiny section of the large, multi-leveled roof.

This is a view looking down from the highest hill on the south end of town.
Note the gray roof of the First United Methodist Church in the background on the left.
Also note the bright red tiles of the Presbyterian Church.

These last two photos were taken
as I stood on a hill surveying the roofs of the town
where I live.

This may be too long a post for some readers;
however, creating it was an antidote to an extremely stressful day at school.
I hope some derive enjoyment from it.
For views of roofs from all over the world.
check out Francesca's Fuoriborgo


  1. What a neat idea for a post! I really like the view looking down on town, and the roofline of the church!
    Hope your weekend is peaceful, so you can recuperate from your week!

  2. i enjoyed your roof photos :-)
    and just look at that beautiful weather!

  3. So glad that looking up at rooftops made things, well, look up :)
    I like towns that have streets named after trees. I actually live in one: my street is "oak" street.

  4. Thank you for this visit, it's like a trip! Very nice! I like to discover place like that. I especially like the first big red house and the white house with turret, it's lovely.

  5. What unique roofs. Thanks for sharing these views with us. Hope you have a restful weekend.

  6. great idea all those roofs and to show how you live.
    i also love your view from corner view, what a view from were you work, that must be quite delightful!

  7. What a lovely collection of interesting roofs! I especially love the beautiful view in the first picture. :)

  8. I like roofs. My ex was a roofer and, if nothing else, that got my attention. I love to see the different styles and colors and sources. You have a nice big mix.


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