Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Ceramic roof tops of Sheki

One of the other peculiarities of Sheki is its red ceramic roof tops. Historically all the roof tops of the houses in Sheki were done in red ceramic (am I repeating myself?:) Ceramics-makers have always been working in Sheki and continue doing so today. Clay, material used for ceramics making is available in Sheki therefore it was more affordable to use ceramic roof tops. Also triangular shape of the roof tops was convenient during rainy and snowy seasons.
It is not very easy to tile the roof top with ceramics therefore nowadays many people go for modern material and unfortunately do not at least choose the colour that would blend with general beautiful and peculiar bird's-eye view of the city.
More photos here and here.


Gerald England said...

welcome to the DP family

Ayten said...

thank u

Zsolt said...

I am so glad that you started this site:) at a very exotic place (to me exotic)...welcome to the DP family!
And the roofs on this photo hiding among the trees are beautiful