One Stone At A Time

When you look at some of the old architecture from years ago, like this old church, you can only imagine the pride, and time that was required to build such a beautifully designed structure. One stone at a time, carefully cut, and placed on top of the other, perfectly positioned until they all fit into their proper place. I have always been amazed at the handiwork of stone masons. Their skills are amazing.
beautiful!! love all that texture!
posted March 21st, 2012  
I agree!!
posted March 21st, 2012  
I love old building and stone, this is wonderful!!
posted March 21st, 2012  
I am amazed as well . . this is simply gorgeous! Stunning pov and wonderful textures. Where are these craftsmen today.
posted March 21st, 2012  
Great textures and lines on this Rick.
posted March 21st, 2012  
Beautiful textures.
posted March 21st, 2012  
Love the lines
posted March 21st, 2012  
Beautiful building
posted March 21st, 2012  
It is amazing.
posted March 21st, 2012  
very nice.
posted March 21st, 2012  
I agree Rick. It's quite amazing when you think of someone building this. Wonderful shot.
posted March 21st, 2012  
Great detail. I especially like the bit of light shining through the window.
posted March 21st, 2012  
What a great shot... I remember when i was in the UK, a friend of mine took me to Stamford - a little stone village - where the whole place was made entirely from stone; stone masons built everything there still; even the new housing estates. As we walked into town, crossing the bridge, we could hear the soft sound of chisels against stone... I found it amazing how quiet it was without the noise of industry I'm so used to. But I did love coming to and touring around a place that was still building things just like they used to. :)

Makes you wonder why we ever wanted to change things so much, doesn't it?
posted March 21st, 2012  
It really is magnificent work - so different than what is built today. Love the POV - great shot
posted March 21st, 2012  
Being the proud mother of a stone mason, I definitely agree. I've seen my son work and I'm amazed at how he puts the stones together and constructs his walls and other projects. It is definitely artistry. This is a beautiful bell tower. I'm sure the whole church is just as lovely. Nice shot.
posted March 21st, 2012  
wonderful craftsmanship, that's for sure!! Great shot!
posted March 21st, 2012  
artwork indeed! great capture
posted March 21st, 2012  
Cool shot, Rick. I would have put sky around it, but this is just another lesson learned on 365 'cause this works!
posted March 21st, 2012  
great capture of that stonework
posted March 21st, 2012  
wow, great shot! i'm partial to dark and brooding. this is an excellent example.
posted March 21st, 2012  
Beautiful. What character.
posted March 21st, 2012  
Wonderful shot.
posted March 21st, 2012  
Such an amazing shot and what fantastic stonework... got to fav this Rick ♥
posted March 21st, 2012  
Beautiful and l like your thoughts.
posted March 21st, 2012  
Lovely textures and patterns in those stones :) Great composition for your shot too.
posted March 21st, 2012  
Wonderful stonework!
posted March 21st, 2012  
It really is amazing the work that they did, isn't it? Beautiful!
posted March 21st, 2012  

This is so very beautiful, Rick. Love the patterns and colour tones. great words to go with them too.
posted March 21st, 2012  
Neat shot! I agree, the workmanship is outstanding. I like the tones of the stonework in your shot.
posted March 21st, 2012  
I like the composition on this. I built a stone wall around our property and what is now unbelievable to me is how heavy those stones are. Can you imagine lifting them to this height? Amazing!
posted March 21st, 2012  
Definitely..unfortunately some of the trades we'll lose when these masters are not with us anymore. from what I see is must be a beautiful church.
posted March 21st, 2012  
I love old buildings. I love the textures and tones on this one. Very nice.
posted March 21st, 2012  
I have thought about that too especially the pyramids!!! :)
posted March 21st, 2012  
Wonderful texture here Rick !
posted March 21st, 2012  
Great textures and tones, Rick!
posted March 21st, 2012  
great textures great shot
posted March 21st, 2012  
I'm a big fan of stone masons too and this is a very impressive building. I really love your composition of this one, with the light in the middle and the corner stones of the church a little to the left. Simply perfect.
posted March 21st, 2012  
Lovely old place. Very interesting photo.
posted March 21st, 2012  
This is beautiful! I also, really love old stone work and stone buildings. I love the green moss between each stone as well. There is something to be said for how carefully they worked to put this beautiful building together.
posted March 21st, 2012  
Love the texture and amazing architecture!
posted March 21st, 2012  
beautiful - love the detail in the stonework
posted March 21st, 2012  
Sructures like this are truly amazing. Love the composition and choice of subject.
posted March 22nd, 2012  
Part of it looks "lit up" .....and until I read this and saw your photo, I never really thought about it, but each stone right there was touched and moved to that spot YEARS and years ago....that is so odd to me. Love the history.
posted March 22nd, 2012  
WOW, I want to see the rest of this church. Beautiful shot, Rick. They didn't have a lot of high tech machinery back when this was built, and I cannot imagine how they managed to build this. What a hard job being a mason must be, but then how old is this place? This type of construction gets more rare every year. Nice find.
posted March 22nd, 2012  
Lovely take on the building, great textures
posted March 22nd, 2012  
Amazing - makes you really appreciate this architecture.
posted March 22nd, 2012  
it really is something amazing isnt it!!?? this is fantastic!!!
posted March 22nd, 2012  
What a great shot. There is a lot of texture here too. You have captured the architecture beautifully.
posted March 22nd, 2012  
Nice architectural capture. I love the textures of the stones.
posted March 24th, 2012  
Beautiful!! They had to be very proud, stunning work. I really like the close up capture here. I like the touch of lighting that seems to be on it :-)
posted March 24th, 2012  
I love all the stone buildings that you have in your city.
posted March 29th, 2012  
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