Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Cairn

I love it when people do things like this ...

I walk beside the River Taff most days. Today I was delighted to see that someone had built a cairn in the middle of the river!

"A cairn (carn in Irish, carnedd in Welsh, càrn in Scots Gaelic) is a human-made pile of stones, often in conical form. They are usually found in uplands, on moorland, on mountaintops, or near waterways ... Similar structures can be found in water."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairn

It's a frequent complaint that there is too little funding for public art, but this is a great example of someone just getting on and doing something interesting and pleasing.


Comments:
You should come to Latvia, they love making those things. They also make signs for their land out of wood from their land, often those trees that are a peculiar shape.
 
So nice!
 
Joanna ... sounds interesting ... maybe send some pics?

Jo ... good innit?
 
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