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Post  eddie on Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:21 am

Thread from the old ATU site:

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Re: Walls revisited

Post  eddie on Sat May 14, 2011 8:32 pm

I suppose I'd better preserve a few of these cached images from the old ATU site before the link expires:


Great Wall of China.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 14, 2011 8:37 pm


Western (or "Wailing") Wall, Jerusalem.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 14, 2011 8:38 pm


Berlin Wall.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 14, 2011 8:42 pm

Pinz posted:

The caption to this one says:

"The monument is located along a path leading from the south parking lot to the southwest entrance
of the original CIA Headquarters building at the George Bush Center for Intelligence.

It was dedicated on December 18th, 1992."



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Post  eddie on Sat May 14, 2011 8:44 pm


Fragment of the London Wall at Cooper's Row, originally built by Roman colonists to exclude marauding Brits.

Queen Boudicca of the Iceni tribe had burned the city to the ground.

Dig into the London clay today and you'll still find a stratum of ash.

The square mile delineated by the old Roman wall now houses the City of London: the financial district.


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Post  eddie on Sat May 14, 2011 8:48 pm


Walls of Jericho- speculative reconstruction from archaeological evidence.


What's left of them.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 14, 2011 8:50 pm


Section of Hadrian's Wall, constructed by the Romans to keep out the barbarian Picts and Scots.

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Post  eddie on Sat May 14, 2011 8:52 pm



The term "Wooden Walls" to describe a country's navy is thought by some to be peculiarly English.
However, we find it used at least once in an earlier civilisation.
The Delphic oracle, on the subject of the Persian invasion of Athens says:

"Defend yourselves by wooden walls".


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Post  eddie on Sat May 14, 2011 8:54 pm


Curtain wall of the crusader castle Krak des Chevaliers, Syria.

A curtain wall is a defensive wall between two bastions of a castle or fortress.

In earlier designs of castle the curtain walls were often built to a considerable height and were fronted by a ditch or moat to make assault difficult.

Later with the introduction of trace italienne fortifications the height of the curtain walls was reduced and beyond the ditch additional outworks such as ravelins and tenailles were added to protect the curtain walls from direct cannonading.



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Post  eddie on Sat May 14, 2011 8:56 pm


Ruins of a Han Dynasty watchtower made of rammed earth.

Wiki:

Rammed earth, also known as taipa (Portuguese), tapial (Spanish), pisé de terre or simply pisé (French), is a technique used in the building of walls using the raw materials of earth, chalk, lime and gravel. It is an ancient building method that has seen a revival in recent years as people seek more sustainable building materials and natural building methods. Rammed earth walls are simple to construct, incombustible, thermally massive, very strong and hardwearing. Conversely they can be labour-intensive to construct without machinery (powered rammers), and if improperly protected or maintained they are susceptible to water damage. Traditionally, rammed earth buildings are found on every continent except Antarctica. From temperate and wet regions of north Europe to semi dry deserts, mountain areas and the tropics. The availability of useful soil and building design for the local climatic conditions are the factors which favour its use.



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Post  eddie on Sat May 14, 2011 8:58 pm

An early wall-building technique involved the "wattle and daub" method:


A wattle framework.

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Wattle and daub (or wattle-and-daub) is a building material used for making walls, in which a woven lattice of wooden strips called wattle is daubed with a sticky material usually made of some combination of wet soil, clay, sand, animal dung and straw. Wattle and daub has been used for at least 6,000 years, and is still an important construction material in many parts of the world. Many historic buildings include wattle and daub construction, and the technique is becoming popular again in more developed areas as a low-impact sustainable building technique.




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Post  eddie on Sat May 14, 2011 9:01 pm


Native American wattle and daub dwelling during the Mississippian period.

...but "wattle and daub" structures could also become quite elaborate:


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Post  eddie on Sat May 14, 2011 9:05 pm


Original artwork for Pink Floyd's album "The Wall" without the text.

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Re: Walls revisited

Post  sil on Wed May 18, 2011 12:21 am

The Walls of Ávila (Spain)



Bigger pic here

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Re: Walls revisited

Post  felix on Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:12 pm

Retrieved from the cached remnant of the old thread:

Arthur AskeyCool Cat

Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:55 pm

Sidewalks, Fences & Walls - Solomon Burke:



- an appreciation of youthful love and the graffiti it spawns.

(No excuses for posting, btw - this is glorious stuff, The King of Rock & Soul at his soulful best. )

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Re: Walls revisited

Post  Guest on Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:03 am

silviando wrote:The Walls of Ávila (Spain)



Bigger pic here

Today I've been walking this wall...

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