Monday, 2 July 2007

Update on the renovation of the fort walls










































I am so pleased to report the renovation of the fort walls around the Oudayas is being done in the old manner with the lime stone and not (shudder) concrete. The walls will now settle into lovely patterns. When it dries I will get some up close photographs. If you scroll down you will see a photograph of the lime walls taken in the Fez Medina. The photographs of the excavation being done out front show what are a mystery to us. Where those anchors came from this far inland? shipwrecks? and why the walls that are fortified with brick are so deep? and the stakes? Yea, I don't really want to think about that one... I will keep you updated as I gather data. The renovation is extending all the way around to the walls that face the sea and the cannon mounts as well. It is really quite exciting as it is a marvelous structure. I will get out and get some photographs of the gates, the cannons, and the garden as soon as it cools a bit. We are headed for the nineties this week ("I'm melting, I'm melting...")

4 comments:

-eve- said...

It's nice to see the pictures of the progress. I can picture myself doing just what you're doing; taking delight in watching the work on the walls. Nice pics!

lady macleod said...

oh thank you. I hope I can do them justice. I am so pleased they are renovating them in the old style.

thank you for coming by.

james higham said...

That limestone must cost a pretty penny.

lady macleod said...

james,

i think there's a lot of it lying about the place...

thank you for coming by.