When you look at the workmanship that goes into dry-stone walling, you can only stand in awe of a craft that’s been handed down through the ages:
Here’s a dry-stone wall which has proven to be an attractive host for lichen.
And here the lichen-covered wall has some kind of blue deposit providing an interesting contrast:
Below is an example of Spanish stone-walling. No, not the personality trait, more the kind of precision-built retaining wall that provides the frontage between elevated houses and coastal roads. Beautiful, but frequently the casualty of torrential rainfalls that can occur from time to time, with subsequent collapses causing delays for traffic.
Some examples below of French walls; the ‘log-shed’ at Chateauneuf, a lovely wisteria-clad cottage and part of Chateaneuf castle showing some evidence of structural stress!
Another Spanish wall that found favour with a feral cat, not well-pleased at having to show his best side for me:
And finally, a bit of light artistic relief on the gable wall of a French cottage, serving as a photo opportunity for passing boaters:
To see other ‘Walls’ click on the link: Weekly Photo Challenge