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Building with stone. Historic building sites around the world

Lawinenverbauungen Faldumalp Lötschental VS / Switzerland

Transporting stone blocks for the building of the drystone terraces against avalanches on the Alp Faldum in the Lötschental / VS Switzerland. First half of the 20th C.

Preparing building stones, Kandersteg CH / before 1940

Preparing building stones in winter in the Swiss mountains. Drilling and shaping the stones by hand, transport of the blocks with a sledge.

Vineyard of Sion

Building the drystone walls of the vineyard  "Clos de la Cochetta, domaine Gilliard" at Sion/VS Switzerland. The walls have a height of over 20m and were built in the 19th C.