Monday, February 21, 2011


Corrugated iron on a 'patchwork' building Lerwick, Shetland:

Corrugated iron shed Scalloway, Shetland:

Notice the unusual detail to help the gable to resist the Shetland gales.

We like to see corrugated iron as an Australian icon but it has a history much broader than this narrow colonial base. 'Leaves of iron' can easily refer to cladding in the Shetland context as anywhere else, even though trees and leaves are much more scarce in this environment than in the Australian countryside.

View of Fetlar from Unst, Shetland, looking southeast.

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