WALLS OLD AND NEW

Cool start to the day some sunny spells, managed to get for a pleasant ride in the sun.

This dry stone wall has sadly seen better days.

Wall of straw near Sunningwell.

Extension to this house next to Abingdon Marina.

Distance – 19 miles.

Journey – Solo.

Bike – Tifosi Classico.

6 response to "WALLS OLD AND NEW"

  1. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: December 28, 2018

    We have people in Tasmania who have travelled to England to learn the art of drystone wall building. It would be nice if they learnt their new trade on walls that have seen better days – like this one.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 28, 2018

    I like the old stone wall — interesting there is a curb along the road there. Is that curb cut stone?
    A few curbs in the older part of town here are stone — newer parts have no curbs at all.

    • By: DJG Posted: December 29, 2018

      Curb stones are mass produced concrete ones of various shapes and sizes.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: December 29, 2018

    It seems like there would be few people with the time or patience to build dry stone walls these days. I’m sure they do, and get paid well for it, but it just FEELS like we are all to short-attention-spanned to develop and hone such techniques these days.

    • By: DJG Posted: December 29, 2018

      There a few new stone walls being built though I believe that most of the work is renovation and repair.
      It is a very time consuming work, usually carried out by teams of two, and of course pretty expensive.

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