By Scott Shephard
One of the most impressive things about the landscape of rural Great Britain are the thousands of miles of stone walls that separate with fields where the tens of thousands of sheep graze. Unfortunately, I saw most of these walls through a bus window so have very few photos.
This wall, however, was along the main road of Grasmere and struck a pose for my camera. Many of the structures in England (walls and buildings) are made of stone, in part because it lasts for generations but also because a century or two or three ago, when the walls and buildings were built, stone was more plentiful than wood. Of course, labor was cheaper back then, too. Our neighborhood has covenants that prevent fences but I wonder about stone walls. . . .
Canon 5DIII 1/125s f/3.5 ISO320 100mm
Here's a broader view of a network of stone walls just outside of Grasmere.