Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bermuda Colors

White roofs which collect water into cistern, pastel colors, oleander and the blue ocean, this is Bermuda.

Check out the roof of the first photo all the way to your right.

The roofs have a sturdy open-batten structure which carries heavy limestone slates in mortar. They are overlaid laid in grooves that carry rainwater down to the cistern each house is required to have. Only a few modern apartment buildings have mainland roofs. None of the old roofs has ever been damaged by hurricanes.

Mouse over title for roof details.

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