Friday, July 01, 2011

Pantiles and roof stones in Provence

In Provence you frequently see very large stones (small rocks) sitting on top of the clay pantiles.

These help to weight the roof down. You have to experience the very fierce winds which can blow here to know why this seems a very sensible idea.

These particular pantiles are the ones I see on a neighbouring roof when I open my window every morning


Carole Reid said...

I'm glad to hear the wind didn't blow them up there!

Marian Fortunati said...

Hope you're not experiencing the Mistrals now.

Enjoy your trip.

James said...

Reminds me of the great book and mini-tv series of Peter Mayle's "A Year in Provence" and the trials and tribulations of moving to Provence. Thanks for the wonderful photo. Oh, the texture.

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