Saturday, July 26, 2008

Stonemason in a monastery courtyard

Cutting stone (LOTS of it) the modern way.

The shrill grating sound was grating on my nerves even for the few minutes it took me to walk through this monastery courtyard.
How do these guys stand it all day?
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7 comments:

Petrea said...

I see the one guy has on a headset to cover his ears, but the other man is right next to the saw with no protection. That's a piercing sound. I hope he thinks of the future of his ears.

As always, you have something interesting to "show and tell."

Rambling Woods said...

At least they have ear protection, but what about all that dust they must breath. That can't be good

Leora said...

This is in Jerusalem? So much construction going on there! At first I thought this was another dig post (I love reading about your digs), but then I realize they are building.

Sounds of one popular city.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" has no idea how they stand that!

Sherry Stewart said...

You have to wonder about so called modern ways don't you? I bet in the past the noise was very different. But alas, noise is noise ..shrill, tho is, I think a modern machine made noise.

Palm Axis said...

I'm always happy to see tradesmen at work even at the expense of life, limb and hearing. Where I am, river rock abounds, but here is the rub. Instead of using it along with skilled stonemasons who how to build with it, I see more and more of this faux rock going in. In short, it's concrete thats poured into a mold and then stained to give the appearance of river rock. They can slap it up like tile. It's just ghastly. I think I'm liking this city of yours more and more for the shortcuts it doesn't take.

Louise said...

They probably are just used to it, but be glad you don't live by it. I can't imagine how that would grate on my nerves.