Monday, April 28, 2014

Gorge Plan hits crucial stretch! | WyEast Blog

Gorge Plan hits crucial stretch! | WyEast Blog: "First up, the draft plan proposes a new trail following a fascinating old road grade from Rooster Rock to Chanticleer Point (Women’s Forum Park), perhaps the most photographed vantage point in the Columbia River Gorge."

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Those Beautiful Arched Railings | fiddlepeg

Those Beautiful Arched Railings | fiddlepeg: "You may already know of the famed Italian stonemasons who worked on the Columbia River Highway. Or if not, you can read about them in the book, Building the Columbia River Highway: They Said It Couldn’t Be Done. The art of masonry did not die with those men of a hundred years ago. Stonemasons continue today using the same kind of hand tools to shape various types of rock as needed and create works of art.

Here are some of the traditional tools used by stonemasons:"

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