St. Magleby. Moss on a thatched roof

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EVA_L on March 20, 2008

Dear Peter, can you explain this tradition of green roofs? They looks very beautifully. In our hotel in Gudvangen was a roof with a window and a grass. It surprisingly: you lie on a bed, look in the window and see waterfalls and gull by short white nights! Eva

thor☼odin™ on March 20, 2008

Dear Eva this roof is just an old thatched one and it's on the north side of the house, so moss has been able to settle and thrive well over the years. Guess the ones you are referring to are the ones you find in Norway where grassturf is laid on top a wooden roof construction. Those roofs are a typical old Norwegian tradition. Guess it was a cheap way to have a good insulated construction - nice cool in summer and warm in winter. And, oh yes, the white nights do enhance everything. Yours Peter

EVA_L on March 20, 2008

Thank you for elucidation, Peter! I will have another questions to you, but not today! Yours sincerely Eva

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  • Uploaded on February 22, 2008
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    by thor☼odin™
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ20
    • Taken on 2006/04/02 13:51:03
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