Monday, 11 June 2007

Xanagale buildings 16: the half-height walls are all that remain of both the building in the centre of the photograph and the building in the foreground, from which the photograph was taken; in the foreground, it’s just possible to see that interior soil banks are one or two courses short of the current tops of these walls.

As an aside, I also noticed the window on the left of the central building and the doorway on its right had been filled in at some point; many of the stones do not look like the slabs used in its main construction and are not set as well, which may suggest that they were a fairly rough-and-ready measure to enclose it somewhat; the ruins may be being reused by the inhabitants of the abutting new home.

I’m not sure, but there is a cluster of stones by the tree on the hillside that, in this photograph, is immediately above and left from the far top left corner of the new home.

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