Dean McLellan is a dry stone waller and mason. That should be said with some sort of fanfare at least.
The man's a master when it comes to the inspirational art of building with dry stone, an art that's been practiced for centuries.
He's artisan who's always on the lookout for creative and interesting projects.
And always ready to promote the age old craft of dry stone walling and construction.
Especially in Canada where he lives.
There's many other wonderful examples of the age old art here...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Dean McLellan And The Amazing Age Old Art of Dry Stone Building...
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
I love the fence with the round whole. Really neat looking.ReplyDelete
yes, that's great, and the rest of it too, Thank You. Have You ever heard about a type of shelter called bori? I'll go and look for a photo - spent once a September living in one and loved it.ReplyDelete
sorry: they are called "BORIES"; Wikipedia has some very decent pictures - here:ReplyDelete
sorry, here I go again: "The word "Borie", of Provençal origin, comes from the Latin "boaria" - oxen stable -, signifying a type of shed. The hut has always been an institution in Provence. First popping up in fields to house the peasants' tools, it became, as time passed, the little country house, done up, often in quite a rudimentary manner, to spend Sundays and holidays. The borie also permetted shepherds to shelter their flocks. To build them, our ancestors gathered the stones from the calcareous surroundings. They were just lying there for the taking." - this is fromReplyDelete
These are fantastic buildings - cool during a hot day, but retaining some of the heat to make a very comfortable shelter in the chilly mountain nights. To make any furniture one just sticks a, well, stick in between the stones, inside or out, it's rock-solid, works for lofts too. If the rain forces one inside (worst in May)there is allways the possibility of fossil-hunting in the stones....or else the scorpions may hunt You, but they are small, timid and less than lethal here. Just shake Your boots before putting them on!
once more, with feeling: the ambiance:ReplyDelete
with thanks: Your blog is the first thing I turn to when I light the screen!
I will check out the Borie...
And of course I'm delighted to know that you turn to my blog first...
You would enjoy, I think, this, too:ReplyDelete
the TRULLI of Apulia
One thing leads to another.Delete
Yes the Trulli of Apulia is truly amazing.
Thankyou for that too Alicja...
found it at last!!: