Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Red Roofs

                                             Quite a lot of churches have had red doors, and still do.
 But for some reason, churches around here have started having red roofs. I have never seen such a thing until recently. Maybe the reasoning is that the blood of Jesus covers us, so it will also cover church roofs. I think it makes churches look like convenience stores or cheap motels, maybe gas stations. It's not that it looks bad, but just not like a church. What do you think?




“This is God’s Message: “If your sins are blood-red, they’ll be snow-white. If they’re red like crimson, they’ll be like wool. If you’ll willingly obey, you’ll feast like kings.”
Isaiah 1

26 comments:

Terra said...

I love the architecture of churches, whether small or grand, and have not noticed red roofs. The doors you show here in your photos are pretty.

Linda said...

I love these photos, Ginny, and your header and background are stunning.

Arti said...

Beautiful photos these Ginny, especially the third one!!
I too love capturing the doors during my travels :)

SquirrelQueen said...

From a distance it looks like a barn. We have seen red roof on houses and churches in Southern California but none here. It does look very odd.

I love all of your photos of the churches. The red doors are very nice.

Weekend-Windup said...

Liked the reason for the red color roof in churches!

reana claire said...

I think red roofs are beautiful.. it sort of brightens up the whole house.. making it cheerful looking!

Ann said...

I like your reason for the red roofs. Personally, I think it makes it look like a barn. It doesn't look bad though

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I haven't noticed that here in KY - I really love these red-roofed churches though! Quite beautiful.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I do love red doors. There is a symbolism to them. Not sure about the red roofs though.

Sandra said...

I like red doors but not the red roof... i don't care for a red roof on any building and certainly not a church. that beautiful old wood church is ruined by the red... i don't get out much but the last time i looked we had no red doors or roofs. one church here has a red door... i like red tiles on spanish homes but that is all...

A Quiet Corner said...

Although I prefer red roofs on barns, I see a lot of metal going on now...:)JP

Shug said...

One of my favorite colors....Red brightens my day! My front door used to be red but we have since replaced it with a new white door. This post makes me want to pull out the paint and paint my door red.
Have a fabulous day...
shug

Betsy Adams said...

I love the red roof---and it makes for a great photo. I think I'll have to admit though that I haven't seen a red roof on a church.. At least I can't remember them.

Love the red doors on churches. Looks so inviting.

Have a great day. We are busy working in the yard. After the weeding, we are now mulching... Oh how I love spring.
Hugs,
Betsy

LV said...

We have many places of worship around me, but lot of them not in churches. I have never seen a church here with a red roof. Guess the good Lord would not care as long as we were serving him.

LV said...

We have many places of worship around me, but lot of them not in churches. I have never seen a church here with a red roof. Guess the good Lord would not care as long as we were serving him.

Tamago said...

I didn't know many churches have red doors. Never seen (or noticed) churches with red roof. It sure looks different but also looks pretty :-)

SweetMarie said...

that old white church with the red roof is pretty to me, even with the red roof. I love red doors. :)

DawnTreader said...

Those red roofs really stand out! I'm trying to think if I've seen anything like it here. I guess there may be church roofs with red tiles, but those aren't quite THAT red. Hm! There are old wooden churches painted red but that's usually in areas where there are other red wooden houses too, so they don't really stand out like that.

Ruth Kelly said...

I rather like the red roofs. I have not seen any churches with red doors in our area. Maybe, I should pay more attention.

Filip and Kristel said...

Very nice topic Ginny. I just returned from a long trip in South America and saw a fabulous church in Puerto Varas with a also a red roof.

Greetings,
Filip

S. Etole said...

I haven't noticed that in this area yet. Many of the rural country churches have been abandoned though. I do like the red doors.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I've only seen red tiled roofs on some of the Catholic churches...but I like your reasoning!!!

George said...

Red roofs for churches haven't put in an appearance around here, although I think you're correct as to a possible meaning of the red roofs. While I appreciate the symbolism of the red door, I'm not sure I'm ready to embrace the red roof.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I've never really given the colour of a roof much thought. In the neighbouring town,there is a church with a red roof and everyone knows where it is.It has become kind of a landmark.

LC said...

Love this collection of red doors and roofs.

Chatty Crone said...

I love all these photos - but my favorite is number 4 down. Gorgeous. My nephew lived in Boston and every home there had a red door - in his neighborhood.