Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Lovely Work.

Expert Canadian Waller Reid Snow built this wall along with the paved pathway.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Restored Tower Base in Sharjah

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. )

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Pictish Stone Carving

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 of the American moon walkers. What a contrast beyween the 8th century symbol and the Moon landing.

Friday, 16 November 2012

A before and after of a repair I did in the South of Italy earlier this year. Quite irregular rocks but I love the colours.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Dry stone Bird Feeder.

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

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Walling in Majorca

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.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Andy Loudon Arch

This fine Gothic arch is enhanced by the pattern on the gate. A very satisfying combination of materials and skills.