Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Another Modern Stone Wall

This impressive stone wall was erected about a decade ago.  By contrast with the homely hand-made stone walls shown two days ago, this wall was erected by professional masons who labored over it for a couple of months.

Now, I don't want to come across as too opinionated here, but I have never understood the logic of this asymmetric and wavy wall.  It stands in front of a very large and formal 100-year old house made of the same stone.  They certainly could use a wall for sound protection; the house is on a busy street with heavy traffic.  But, THIS wall?

I must lack imagination.

11 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

My favorite is this one, I love the beautiful landscape around!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

Okay so it doesn't shield them from the noise of the street but I quite like the design. Like waves.

Lois said...

I'm not sure I understand it either, but I kind of like it.

Halcyon said...

I like the wall, it's very visually appealing with the curves and waves. But you're probably right, it does not serve the practical purpose of keeping out noise or the prying eyes of nosy neighbors!

Jacob said...

It's a stone wall and that makes it OK in my opinion. But I agree, it looks rather dumb.

Barb said...

Interesting... maybe it was commissioned by an artist.

Youth_in_Asia said...

I like the asymmetry if it's higher at the entrance to the driveway (to accommodate a gate or lightpost or some decoration) and tapers to a lower level from that point. But that one seems random.

Personally, my favorites are the old ones deep in the woods (that used to be open farmland).

Randy said...

Nice but I like yesterdays more.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I've enjoyed this series on stone walls. All the variations stimulate the senses and the frontal cortex.

VP said...

It is not bad and it is well made, but what's the scope? Decoration? Boundaries?

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Love all these stone walls. We have so little stone here they are a treat to see!