Wednesday, 28 May 2008

The first stones


I love the colours, textures and shapes of stone walls of buildings - and I love how the type of stone used in a city can give it a distinct character. For example, Edinburgh (creamy-grey sandstone), Glasgow (red sandstone) and Aberdeen (granite) have very similar architecture but completely distinct characters because of the traditional building stone used.

As part of this blog I will try and photograph stone walls all over the city, to build up a collection of snapshots that map the surfaces of Edinburgh's urban fabric! Here's the first one, taken on Willowbank Row.

2 comments:

Aigars Bruvelis said...

Good idea - keep dooooing it! Aye?:)

Cuentos said...

And ... I love this picture. It looks like to me a great capture.
Saludos, Mariana C.