Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thatch

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Everyone was so interested in yesterday's thatched roof down in En Gedi, so here is a picture with more detail.
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Kibbutz En Gedi has a huge date palm plantation (and mango trees too), so there is no lack of material for the the big "umbrellas."
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9 comments:

Robin said...

Funny how things we all take for granted can seem so completely exotic to one from another culture.

Nadege said...

It is so pretty!

Hilda said...

Palm roofs are still quite common in the Philippines (not in Manila though), but this is probably the biggest one I've seen yet!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» loves geometrical images like this! He only very very rarely posts anything like this because of his normal subject matter - so he finds extra enjoyment in an image like this when he finds it in the blogosphere.

Kay said...

This makes such an awesome effect.

Lucy Corrander said...

It's less dense than I'd realised but very beautiful. I'd thought it was unique when I first saw it and surprise myself by being disappointed there are many of them. I ought to be pleased!

Lucy

JM said...

I've seen the big umbrella on the previous post and I'm amazed by its size!

VP said...

I was curious about this, glad that someone asked...

Jew Wishes said...

Great photo and perspective on this beauty, Dina. Nice textures and light.