Here’s my entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge. The theme is Texture.
I love wood as a building and furnishing element – as part of the structure or for the interiors. Having a wooden parquet is actually quite common, but I had rarely seen wood being used for roofing the way I saw it at the guesthouse we stayed at in the Grand Canyon village. We had a suite with a terrace on the top floor of the guesthouse. And when I stepped out and was confronted with this wooden roof, I was initially very curious… As I stared at it, the striations, the texture, the weathered look, and the rough, comforting feel of wood as I caressed it lightly with my fingers was something very special. In a way, it reflected the colours, the nature, and the texture of the Grand Canyon itself with its layered rock formations and water-eroded weathered look.
I thought this unique memory of the Grand Canyon visit would make a fitting entry for this weekly challenge.