Thursday, November 3, 2011

Big Game?

Bridge-hunter Dan Pearl is laying in wait to get a shot of this arch. 
Most of the stones in this bridge were hunted down locally and then 'captured in space' to be suspended continually over a vaulted six foot opening. Dan and six other dry stone wallers from the States and Canada were responsible for 'bagging' this beauty out there in the woods north of Kingston Ontario and then we took our cameras and shot it. No it didn't fall down. We all agreed that the whole experience was far better than going out in the fall and shooting animals.
Think of how different it would be if the North American tradition was that groups of Canadian and American men went out every autumn to stay in walling camps and bond and build stone bridges out in the bush instead of shoot off rifles ?