Friday, February 12, 2010

Up On The Roof



Forgive me for the corny title. Sometimes I just can't help myself. Yesterday I was in 5 Points South to meet friends for lunch. I grabbed my camera for a quick walkabout. I spotted these workers high atop Highland United Methodist Church. I have just a titch of acrophobia so I was pretty fascinated that anyone would work up there perched on those slippery tiles. This worker spotted me so I waved. He waved right back. You'll be happy to know that they were tethered in some fashion. Risky business regardless.

If you're humming Up On the Roof, here's the Drifters to sing it with you!

Please excuse the wonky angle in the top photo. I straightened it all I could. I don't know what I was doing, and this was BEFORE my wine with lunch!!

17 comments:

Janet M Kincaid said...

Wonky or not, it's a great photo! Very nicely done.

Olivier said...

waouhh de vrais acrobates et alpinistes. superbe photo.

Judy - So California said...

V - I am with you - looks scary as all get out to me. Great photos.

Chuck Pefley said...

OMG! Roofing jobs on churches have got to be some of the most hazardous and challenging of all. I wonder if there would be divine intervention if you just happened to lose your footing? Thanks for the full view after your vicarious close encounter.

Louis la Vache said...

You have a titch of acrophobia?
«Louis» has it by the 55 gallon barrels - that's plural - full!
No way, José, would «Louis» do this...

Bibi said...

I'll forgive you for the wonky title, since I used the same in June 2009 right here!

It's a dangerous job...

brattcat said...

Ha, I've got James Taylor's voice singing in my head now. That top shot is a wonderful portrait. What a smile that guy has and how comfortable he looks on that roof. Takes all kinds, doesn't it?

Daryl said...

The angle adds to it .. and I too have a titch of acrophobia ... thanks for the Drifters .. I'll be humming this all day

Rob said...

Not for me, I'll stay on terra firma and not become another gravity experiment.

The angle adds to the visual vertigo.

Jilly said...

My goodness, that looks decidedly dodgy. What a beautiful roof tho but it's cupola up top.

Virginia said...

Bratt,
I toyed with Carol King or JT, but decided that it had to be the originals!

Olivier,
A new word pour moi - alpinistes. Climbers, makes sense in French.......for once! :) Bon weekend.

Bibi
I'll go back and see you previous post!

D,
I got woozy watching them.

Elise said...

Good morning Virginia,
Thanks again for a fun night last night at the auction. Your readers need to know that your photographs were auctioned to help children to be adopted. I am so proud of the work that you do & the help you give to so many organizations. You are a dear friend & I am lucky to live in Birmingham & to enjoy your many friends & talents!
Have a great day,
Elise

altadenahiker said...

You and me both, sistah.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Good to see them well-tethered. Some roofers here work unsecured. Thanks too for the link to the Drifters - my all-time favourites - they are still going too!

TheChieftess said...

The wonky angle is perfect!!! It totally makes the picture!!! That and this guy's beautiful smile!!!!

Jacob said...

I love these photos, but ... you couldn't pay me enough to do that kind of work!

Babzy said...

Really good shots , i like them , dangerous work and a beautiful roof to restore !