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Gasshō-zukuri, Shirakawa-go 3

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 17 February 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The houses were built with such steep roofs to be able to withstand the heavy snowfalls the region experiences.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

kiji from valenciennes on Escaut, France

Great shot of this typical house! I love this area :)

17 Feb 2010 8:13am

@kiji: Thanks kiji!

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

I really like these houses! Great capture Daryl!

17 Feb 2010 9:06am

@Richard Standley: Cheers Richard!

Marc from France

A very nice area,
good end of week!!

17 Feb 2010 4:35pm

@Marc: Merci Marc!

Magrat from Germany

I love the mountains behind these interesting houses... The coloring is great.. is this a puddle reflecting the sky in the foreground?

Have a nice day! :)

17 Feb 2010 4:50pm

@Magrat: Thanks Magrat. It's actually a small pond.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Those thick roofs must help insulate the houses it would seem. A very nice shot.

17 Feb 2010 6:38pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve. They're designed to stop heavy snow piling up, and provide additional living space inside.

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

The one at the back isn't following the rules.!

17 Feb 2010 10:54pm

@Michael: It is the modern way...

Paul from summerside, Canada

Very well done..

17 Feb 2010 11:57pm

@Paul: Thanks Paul!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Those backround mountains are a great sight!!!! And then....the texture in the foreground pond, a challenge to imagination!

20 Feb 2010 5:57am

@Japanalia: Thanks Gabriela!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Nice framing.

6 Mar 2010 9:40pm

@Twelvebit: Cheers Twelvebit.