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20 October 2011

Old Buildings. Stone Walls.

Sometimes roaming off the beaten track you can stumble upon ancient ruins or cosy medieval buildings that aren't major tourist attractions, which means you won't have to elbow your way through the throng and no one will block your view.
Stone buildings are probably the only truly sustainable structures — they keep heat in winter, stay cool in summer, last centuries and are pleasing to the eye unlike modern perforated boxes. That's how I conceive architecture. This of course clashes with our single-use mentality society. If I could afford to build my own house it would certainly be a stone house.

What attracts me most to such places are the details rather than the whole since modern surroundings all too often break the spell.

A wooden door in a dry stone wall
A wooden door in a dry stone wall.
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Castle Tower
Castle Tower.
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Detail of a fortress wall
Detail of a fortress wall.
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Old cracked stone wall
Old cracked stone wall.
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Old castle wall with cape plumbago
Old castle wall with cape plumbago.
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