Saturday, December 6, 2008

Roof With a View

A good roof is underrated. Not enough homes today have easy access to their shingles. People used to use the tops of their dwellings much more in the past. Window's Walks along coast towns were popular during the Victorian era for wives waiting for their mariners to come home. Roofs make great diving boards for collage kids. Even a song was written about spending time Up On The Roof. But I would venture to bet that the law probably discourages roof-top practice. Too bad--it's like adding square footage to your at-home, outdoor experience.

2 comments:

Tanya said...

What a cool spot to hang out! So true about adding square footage, hadn't thought of that before. Our roof is way too slanted to get out there but we do have a couple of balconies on the second floor to enjoy!

San Diego Farmgirl said...

Oh gosh, this makes me smile. When I first moved to West LA from Kansas, another fellow recent Kansas transplant and I spent a ton of time on the roof of my apartment building, because we needed to see a horizon. LA is certainly no New York or Chicago or any other city with lots of tall buildings. But, still, we were Great Plains girls, and when we climbed up on the roof, we felt like we could finally breathe. Thankfully, we only spent one hot, miserable summer sunning ourselves on the roof before an acquaintence, who had moved to LA from Texas, suggested the beach instead. Why yes! Of course the ocean skyline would be a straight horizon! DUH! And that was the last time we hung out on the roof. LOL