Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dry Stone



"Dry stone, sometimes called drystack or, in Scotland, drystane, is a building method by which structures are constructed from stones without any mortar to bind them together. Dry stone structures are stable because of their unique construction method, which is characterized by the presence of a load-bearing façade of carefully selected interlocking stones. Dry stone technology is best known in the context of wall construction, but dry stone artwork, buildings, bridges, and other structures also exist.

Dry stone walls have been traditionally used in building construction as field boundaries and garden or churchyard walls, and on steep slopes as retaining walls for terracing" (Wikipedia).


7 comments:

  1. The seconded photo is impressive with the patterns laid out by the dry stone walls.

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  2. Very nice series of images of landscapes .. Happy Sunday

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  3. Aren't they amazing! So strong.

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  4. Muy buenos muros para delimitar el terreno y evitar que el ganado se salga

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  5. And as a bonus, they're quite photogenic!

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