Today I am admiring glass awnings and canopies. Do you know the difference between a canopy and an awning? Me neither.
After exhaustive internet research, here is the closest explanation that I can give. Typically, an awning is attached to a building or house without any support columns. A canopy, on the other hand, utilizes columns to support all or a portion of its weight.
Got it? Here is a short quiz. Identify each photo as:
Photo #3=This one is tricky, I’m going with a.)awning.
If you said canopy for photo 3, I will accept that answer. It is hard to tell from the photo but, it looks to me that the cover is attached without any support columns. It is difficult because the entrance of the structure looks like support columns. How confusing! Let’s face it, I’m no expert. I hope you scored 100% correct.
photo #1 via Film North Florida
photo #2 via Contemporary Art Holdings
photo #3 via Fotopedia
photos 4,5, and 6 via Ironart of Bath