Saturday, 4 August 2007

Men at work - #169

The cathedral square's a bit of a mess at the moment.

The construction work to replace the crumbling post-WW2 faux-medieval houses also involves ripping up swathes of cobblestones to lay power cables and suchlike.

Which then have to be reset.

Stone by stone. In big, interlinked, sunburst patterns.

By some poor bugger.

Like him here.

And - having paved the walkways around our place - I know what I'm talking about....

PS Have a look at the tool - trowel and hammer in one. I'm betting that the shape hasn't changed in centuries.

PPS Kath'll like this one...

5 comments:

Ben said...

A basic tool like this never changes it's shape. It's amazing, isn't it?
The grip seems have treated with a new technology...

lynn said...

...by some poor bugger LOL ! Must be painstaking work. Lovely when finished though. Great shot.

lv2scpbk said...

Looks like alot of detail work.

Kate said...

Those craftsmen are real artists! We just had our front steps redone, and altho it was a simple job, it required planning and painstaking work. It was fun watching, and we are delighted with the results. I'd like to see the finished product in another photo, please--a request!

Wendy said...

It's so pretty to look at, and I've never considered all the work that goes into it. Nice photo.

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