Thursday, August 20, 2009

STONE UPON STONE

This is another of the Famous Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix. This shot was taken from street level. While there is not much "mushroom" to see, you can see a good bit of the stone work. It is amazing to behold. I did not have a wide angle lens, so this shot will have to do. It is said that the architect/builder hid these stones till he could find a suitable use for them. It seems that he found it.

17 comments:

  1. It is amazing how much can achieve a creative mind with simple stones. Any further image of this place is obviously welcome.

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  2. This is a good place to sit and relax, maybe have a picnic? Beautiful scenery.

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  3. This is fantastic| Love all that stone work!

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  4. Amazing! Specially the fact the builder hid the stones until he could use them. There is a park in Anacortes (about 45 minutes north of me) and all the walls and stage are made of small stones and shells. Said to be build in the 20s by out of work railroad workers. I'll have to post a picture someday. MB

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  5. Incredible work--my brother is a stone-mason, so I know what's involved.

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  6. Mushroom house, that sounds groovy.

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  7. This is great! It's almost like a small maze of stones.

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  8. Wonderful stone work and seems to fit the house and lot really well. That is really hard, backbreaking work.

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  9. This is fabulous! If course, you need to click into it to see the wonderful flowing lines. It's like being there. What a great find!

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  10. ooo beautiful stone work......


    joliiiees:-)

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  11. That's truly amazing! Maybe some "mushroom" inspired the architect to put up such a building!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  12. He certainly did find a suitable use for them!

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  13. The patience,the fortitude is amazing. Also it is a good shot anyway since it conveys adequately your message. What a labor of love!

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  14. What a lot of work! But the result is beautiful!

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  15. Classic material, classy aesthetics.

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