Over the rooftops

16 Dec


The ripple earthy-red of clay-tiled rooftops is a visual that will always take me back to Sao Paulo. Yes, it’s found in other cities, towns and villages of Brazil and in many other countries, but Sao Paulo was such a huge part of my personal journey, that my thoughts go there.

What you’re looking at here are two houses. The tall house on the one side and it’s neighbour, glued to its side. It’s typical of housing layouts in much of Brazil. There is no space between the houses, which are long and narrow, often a series of rooms stacked one behind the other with connecting doors. It’s rare to find a passage.

I love skies and clouds and cloudy skies. I have far too many photos scattered through my albums of clouds, but what I’ve noticed is that many of them are where I’m in a confined area gazing out. It’s a pattern that’s repeated itself over and over from childhood. I was the child who had “… would do far better if she didn’t spend her days gazing out the window” or “…daydreams too much” in almost every school report, particularly the early years. I think much of that dreamer still exists. There’s many a time I find myself gazing at the horizon, thankfully, usually not from a confined space.


Posted by on December 16, 2013 in challenge, memories, photography, sao-paulo


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9 responses to “Over the rooftops

  1. Tatiana

    December 16, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    SO it’s YOUR fault I got all the “Would be better if she wasn’t busy daydreaming” comments? Hahahaha! Never mind, I quite like that attribute. Also, love the photo x

    • tintalasia

      December 16, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Genetics? ;) Being a dreamer isn’t a bad thing and we both know how to control it, right? haha!

      • Tatiana

        December 19, 2013 at 5:12 pm

        Haha! Not always….

      • Tatiana

        January 12, 2014 at 9:02 pm

        Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight….. LOL

  2. foxberryjule

    December 16, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Be merry friend dreamer and keep in mind that someone thinks of you and wishes the happiest Christmas to you all.

    If you are inclined, I can be found here :

    I would adore a visit and critique by your eagle eye, but be kind !

    • tintalasia

      December 17, 2013 at 8:58 am

      Jules!! So good to see you! You know I wish you the most wonderful of Christmases! Your shop is beautiful and a very classy presentation. I can see quite a few nice gift options there. Thanks for sharing that :) You’ve given me an idea for a post. I’m going to do a blog on all my friends who have something to sell or market. Anything to get the word out. You still doing flowers? This is wreath time!

      • foxberryjule

        December 17, 2016 at 5:37 pm

        I miss you Tint. Hope you and Tat are well. She has grown into such a beautiful woman!

  3. Ien in the Kootenays

    December 17, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Pisces=dreamer, whatever else it may be. Lovely photo and memories. That layout of houses glued to each other is typical of places where land is scarce.

    • tintalasia

      December 17, 2013 at 9:00 am

      Thing is…land is far from scarce there, Ien. It’s just that the city is stacked on top of itself. It goes up rather than out. Dreamer…yes, in that, I’m most definitely pisces ;)


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