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Stone Walls

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Monday January 21, 2013

Llithfaen, United Kingdom

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9. CameraDiva
5:11 AM GMT on January 24, 2013
Love this series!
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8. 7831
1:53 PM GMT on January 23, 2013
Being from Yorkshire, nothing makes me more happier than a dry stone wall. Thanks for sharing :)
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7. MidniteBaker
10:01 PM GMT on January 22, 2013
Can only imagine how much work went into making these walls.  Thanks so much for sharing. This is the first time I have seen these walls unencumbered by vines and overgrowth.  Have added this to my favorites. M
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6. Cowgazer
10:01 AM GMT on January 22, 2013
Thank you all for spending the time to comment, the construction of these walls would have taken a huge effort in time and manpower, they were partly carried in and also picked from the land during cultivation. The hills here are Granite and up above this valley floor are quarries, people could earn far more cutting rock than trying to cultivate hard ground. When the young men left the farms to work stone they seldom came back the farms were left to the elderly and many farms died alongside their owners. The lands were generally added to those of relatives, so today probably 95% of the original land is still in use, but the countryside is littered with the failed endeavours of man.
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5. trailhiker44
5:51 AM GMT on January 22, 2013
Now my question is solved - great pattern of stone walls !
I think about the efforts and toil that went into building these structures !!
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4. ichbinhier
1:24 AM GMT on January 22, 2013
Great photo, I love the pattern the stones created.
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3. minnesotamom
12:16 AM GMT on January 22, 2013
I'm with Katy. All I could think was "I sure hope they carried all those rocks from up above on the hill downhill to the walls and not the reverse!"
A beautiful photo that speaks volumes.
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2. katy99780
10:57 PM GMT on January 21, 2013
Almost as ancient as the stones themselves. I see hard-working, strong backs here.
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1. WurzelDave
9:45 PM GMT on January 21, 2013
Nicely captured.
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Cowgazer

I am Peter, brought up in the center of Manchester, UK. But was a square peg in a round hole there, worked 33 years as stockman in dairy farming then made redundant. Luckily got a job managing a garden nursery for a couple of years, but had to leave as tenancy came to an end. Couldn't find work so relocated to Wales and am now a self-employed gardener, great move, good things come out of hard times. Digital tech has made photography affordable to me and I love it, compliments my walking and Birdwatching. At present on a steep learning curve, new things are always good, stretch your mind and keep you sane-ish.

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