The leaning slab at the end of the row on the left has a familiar shape and I wonder if this stood upright at some time in the past.
Sunday, January 08, 2012
A friend took me to a nice place in Carlisle MA yesterday to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather we enjoyed here this weekend. There was a lot of stonework in the woods, ranging from typical early American stone walls to more enigmatic features including standing stones and possible effigy forms. I wanted to share these photos of a feature that I thought was interesting, this is built into a stone row that runs along a brook at the bottom of a rocky slope. There is an opening in the row and this feature is adjacent to the opening, facing the water. I believe this little niche and the apertures above it are deliberate features in this structure and I would like to call this a "shrine" although that is admittedly based more on speculation than anything else.