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Friday, March 9, 2012

Dry Stone Walls

A feature of the rolling hills around Lismore are the stone fences built by Scottish pioneers. They are heritage listed and it must've been an incredible effort to clear the land, collect the stone and build the walls. 
They also serve as a reminder of the destruction of the Big Scrub Rainforest and dispossession of the Bundjalung People of their traditional lands. 

14 comments:

  1. Amazing to see this Mark. Difficult to imagine the effort the clear the land and as you say a salient reminder. Really does look like landscape from another country.

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  2. Mark, Look at ABC news on your iphone app. There is an artical on millions of spiders coming out of the flood waters down south....and we saw it first here on your blog last month from the Clarence! Mim :)

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  3. What a beautiful capture of textures and serenity.

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  4. Very good photo.

    Regards and best wishes

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  5. Some farms around here have fences made out of stones collected from the fields. Nice shot of your stone fence.

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  6. what a gorgeous view. love the stone work. (:

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  7. beautiful! they have a lot of those stone "fences" around gettysburg where the troops had to build them for protection against the enemy, and quickly! lot's of hard work put into these....

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  8. Oh, I love these old stone walls...

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  9. How beautiful is this stone...aged with lots of texture! Great shot

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  10. it is truly amazing how well these dry stone walls have stood for so long!

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  11. Those stone fences are quite remarkable - as if displaced in Australia! I think of Celtic worlds in England!

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  12. We share these dry stone walls in Kentucky with you Mark. Ours are built around thoroughbred horse farms in central Kentucky--many by Scots and Irish immigrants to this part of the U.S.

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  13. We do have this kind of fencing we in Norway too.
    Great shots! I wish you a great weekend!

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