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Wall: CB&W

I thought about going the route I went with the “silence” weekly photo challenge and using “walls” as a springboard to talk about something political. But I started the spring term this week so I’m talking politics quite enough at school and work, thank you very much.

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So here are some beautiful old walls. Like the fantastic cobblestone wall from Genesee Country Village and Museum. I love the antique-y look of the scene, with wagon wheels and (I think) the belt (that can’t be the right name) for a barrel leaning against the wall from a house in the Colonial part of the living history museum.

These photos, of another stone wall from GCVM. The building is, I think, from the roughly same time period as the cobblestone wall. I wish I’d asked someone who worked there why the types of stone used varied so dramatically–money? region? changing techniques?  I’ll try to remember to ask next time I go.

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Finally here’s an interesting photo I took at the old Revolutionary War cemetery in Pittsford, NY. I loved the contrast of the neat brick wall (of the old one-room schoolhouse on the edge of the cemetery) and the rough bark peeling off a huge pine tree.

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Hi, I'm Mercedes. I'm a PhD candidate in politics and a trained pastry chef. I'm also an amateur photographer, hobby quilter, and all-around nutty girl living in the Big Apple.

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