Ubiquitous Dry Stone Walls in England

stone walls

This stone wall is high up in the Yorkshire Dales where no trees grow. The wall is a little worse for wear. No telling how old it is. Who was it that gathered these stones and laid them one on top of the other? How long did it take? Did he work alone? Did he sing while he worked? The work of this anonymous man’s hands will likely last for centuries. One last question: What caused the stones to fall in various places–was it natural weathering, or was it deliberate?

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