Monday, June 23, 2008

Raun Raun Close-ups





More close-ups of the spectacular Raun Raun Theatre in Goroka. It is a modern building using many of the local building styles and techniques.

The roof is kunai grass which is a tough, long-bladed grass, that can grow to the height of 1.8 m and that is used in many local structures.

23 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I do visit and I do comment and I was here. I did look at your picture(s) and I did read what you wrote about them. I could say how great you are and how beautiful your work is but alas I would soon run out of things to say on the next blog I visited, so I just
left this to prove I stopped and said a few words on Sunday.

My Rheumatoid Arthritis hurts so I am using the same message for all.

M.Benaut said...

The architecture of this structure is so honest and appropriate to the local environment. It makes one wonder why we (you), now use more western forms of construction. I guess that you don't have kunai grass on the roof, though it could be a fire hazard ?

I can just see Benson's frustration when a rat scurries through one of these holes and he is left behind bars!
Say howdy to him would you. We have missed each other, a bit lately.

Marie said...

Very artistic photos. Your theatre is very different from mine! I live in the same street as Newman. I see his house several times a day but I have not met him (yet).

Hilda said...

Oh Jules, I love it! I wish we used more indigenous materials in Manila. But everyone here just wants to be "Western." Which sometimes really doesn't make sense because our climates are just so different.

Benjamin Madison said...

Fascinating organic feel to this building.

Knoxville Girl said...

This is amazing. The building just flows - it's so graceful.

Julie said...

Your close-ups are most intruiging, Jules. I like the image where I can see them all together as the architect envisaged, too. The small "port-holes" with the bars across - is that daubbed mud? It is, indeed, so nice to see nations retaining their own historical methods rather than being swamped by the western orthodoxy.

Bergson said...

your photos ares so graphics

my choice 2 th and 3 th

Bob Dylan said...

how cool! I'm intrigued by photos 2 and 3 which look like ventilation.

alicesg said...

Very interesting design of the building. Nice photos.

Rose said...

This post and the one yesterday are very interesting...that first photo of yesterday's puzzle would have been a good one to have people guess what it was...I was wondering what in the world it was. And to be truthful, I was glad you showed more.

Jules said...

Hi All - thanks for your comments - i glad you like the building so much!!!

Abe - how your hands are feeling better soon!!

M B - Benson is here on the desk with me and he says hi!!! He says he is so fast he's catch those mice before they got thru the holes!!!!

dive said...

I love those "windows", Jules.
The whole building is fabulous and deserves to be much better known.

d. chedwick said...

I'd like to learn how to build something like that.!!

Old Wom Tigley said...

What great pictures Jules.. nice to see the old and new being put together so good.

Donna said...

So Different!!! Happy day sweetie!!hughugs

quinttarantino said...

Your close up are masterpieces!

M.Benaut said...

Crikey Charlie,
Catch sunstroke, - or a bus.
I can't stop laughing....

Methinks a spell in the Wide Brown Land will do you well, (or in !!). But do try to catch neither.
And... don't forget the camera. We'll pretend it's PNG !

Bon vacances, Jules, and you know where you left the can-opener ?

Katie said...

Amazing shapes and materials; you've captured it so well! Very interesting building, unlike anything I've seen.

CaBaCuRl said...

Hey Jules,that theatre is gob-smacking. Are you still traipsing around the countryside?

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Jules
Have a great time with the girls and you dad.. keep well keep safe
Tom

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disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.