This stone wall was constructed over a period two or three years at a private residence near Durham, NC. The craftsman who designed and built the wall collected stones from chimneys of 17 abandoned homes within a 30 mile radius of this site as well as stones from the edges of farm fields in Person County, NC.
The wall serves as a retaining wall in this landscape at the end of a road and along the residence's drive. The scale of the work created the first and strongest impression to me. Once over the initial impression, I was able to take in and appreciate some of the complexity of the overall plan as well as the intricacy of the assembly and variety of incorporated ornamentation.
This panorama shows about 80% of the wall. Details from the wall, including the water fall and steps may be seen in Interior and Exterior Home Embellishments.
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