Thursday, 27 September 2012

Dry Stone village in UAE

 This house is in a village called Wamm. Located in the mountains west of Dibba, Fujairah. It is a traditional stone village in the northern mountains of Fujairah Emirate. Most of the houses are actually semi-subterranean. They used local stone and mud. Some structures were built using dry-stone masonry.
The photo was taken by archaeologist Michele Ziolkowski.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Bridge in Sydney

This bridge in the Botanic gardens in Sydney Australia was built with convict labour. It is said to be the first bridge of its kind in modern Australia.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Making the best of a dreadful tragedy

This is Leanach farm house. It was close to  the centre of the battle on Culloden moor, a defeat which led to the destruction of the clan system in the Highlands of Scotland.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Burial mounds in Argyll Scotland

The first photo shows a long shot of the chambered Cairn at Temple Wood near Lochgilphead. In the centre of the circle of standing stones is a tomb which was excavated in victorian times. This site around 4000 years old was completely covered by peat until this was removed for agriculture at the end of the 19th century.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Monarch Butterfly

Here you are one of the many butterflies that landed on the new bridge. Photo by John Shaw-Rimmington.