(Daniel Quinn, Ishmael)
There is a love of wild nature in everybody an ancient mother-love ever showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties. (John Muir)
views of the bathroom window lintel installation. top left, old eucalyptus branch juts just proud of the exterior wall with deep inset to avoid setting sun (west wall). top right, old eucalyptus branch with arm jutting above into the wall, but also just proud of it, so it will be visible coming out of the plaster (cob art). middle: a view from the top of the 4x4’s making up the innards of the lintel, tacked together with the diagonal board soon to be weighed down with tons of cob) approximately 7 inches of wood overlaps each side of the window into the cob of support per the instruction of Coenraad, cob guru. bottom left: the underneath exterior view of lintel which will be plastered eventually. bottom right: another view of the exterior with the gap showing; it will be completely sealed with cob “fix-all” when the time is right.
Lascaux is famous for its Palaeolithic cave paintings, found in a complex of caves in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, because of their exceptional quality, size, sophistication and antiquity. Estimated to be up to 20,000 years old, the paintings consist primarily of large animals, once native to the region. Lascaux is located in the Vézère Valley where many other decorated caves have been found since the beginning of the 20th century. Lascaux is a complex cave with several areas (Hall of the Bulls, Passage gallery) It was discovered on 12 September 1940 and given statutory historic monument protection in december of the same year. In 1979, several decorated caves of the Vézère Valley - including the Lascaux cave - were added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. But these hauntingly beautiful prehistoric cave paintings are in peril. Recently, in Paris, over 200 archaeologists, anthropologists and other scientists gathered for an unprecedented symposium to discuss the plight of the priceless treasures of Lascaux, and to find a solution to preserve them for the future.
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