Wednesday, 29 February 2012


I have just come home from working in Puglia in the South of Italy. This region is famous for dry stone houses called Trulli.More about this World heritage area over the next few entries.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Australia 3

Strange rock close to the sea in Australia at Bondi beach.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Australia 2

Duncan came across this amazing balanced stonewhile on vacation. Another unusual rock on 25th feb.

Friday, 17 February 2012


This photo of walls in Sydney Botanic gardens was sent by Duncan Haddow. More from the big Island on 21st Feb.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Tripple Coping in Scotland.

Close to my home town , my daughter took this photo of a standing stone situated at the edge of a field which has three layers of coping. The next entries show wall s built in Australia.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Walls in Iceland 3

This rather unusual wall was built recently in Iceland with alternate layers of turf and rock. Surprisingly the top layer is turf. This system was also used in Scotland in the past but is seldom seen nowadays. The entry on 13th Feb. is a wall in Scotland with three layers of coping stones. After that I am posting some walls seen in Australia.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Walls in Iceland2

This most unusual construction was built by an amateur lady in Iceland. It is really creative, I have seen nothing like it before.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Walls in Iceland

This pit in Iceland combines mortared work with dry stone. I like it. More examples from Iceland to follow.