This photo of a restored Tower Base was taken by archaeologist Michele Ziolkowski when visiting Sharjah Emirate. The building was at the Wadi il-Hilu and dates from the Umm an-Nar period. ( Bronze Age 2600- 2000 BC. )
Thsi shows detail of an ancient standing stone at Fowlis Wester near Crieff. The original is now inside the church along with a patch of McBean tartan which was carried to the moon by Al Bean.one of the American moon walkers. What a contrast beyween the 8th century symbol and the Moon landing.
This attractive construction was built by Canadian waller Sean Donnelly. It is now featured in a local gallery. The song birds will be missing it but I am glad that the publ;ic is able to appreciate such fine work.
To see more of his creations go to www.throughstonemasonry.ca
This shot shows the great skill required to build retaining walls in the Majorcan style. Despite the very irregular shapes of rock they are fitted together in a way which allows a completely level top surface. Thanks to Espacio Piedra Seca Lithica for sending the photo.