Thatched Rooves

Kasia-D

Munich, Germany

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The rooves of the Arnol Museum which is well worth a visit to get insights into what life was like in this typical old stone house. The so-called blackhouses did not have a chimney but the peat smoke rose up through the thatched roof. This had the added advantage of keeping the roof from rotting or rain from coming through. Additional information thanks to Ranald: “And the beasts would often be kept inside too. A sloping floor kept them at a slightly lower level and the heat from their bodies kept the smoke off them and provided additional heat.”

A Historic Scotland site

Location: Arnol Blackhouses, Arnol, Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK
Nikon D1X, Nikkor 18-70mm F/3,5-4,5G, 25mm, F/11, 1/50s, ISO 125, Cokin Grey Grad Filter, post-pro contrast adjustment, sunlight filter

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  • Colin Metcalf
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  • Judi Rustage
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