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, JL Badgley <tatsushu@...> wrote:
> This is something that people may want to check out. Apparently it is
> near Ventura, California.
> The pictures don't stand out as something most people would notice,
> but for the enthusiast, it might be cool to check out (and could give
> a nice backdrop for some close-up photos, it looks like).
Seeing as I was driving down to LA this weekend, I detoured off the freeway and waaaaaayyyyy uphill to check it out. The view from the top is spectacular, even though it was pretty foggy when I went.
If you don't know what you're looking at, it just looks like part of a stone staircase. And of course, someone has already grafitti'ed it. It was worth having a look at, though, as long as I was in the area.
No mortar, it's all dry-stone masonry. Be sure to check out the large size photo of the sphere set in the top of one side of the rampart. Hours of hand work with a chisel....
More photos are in this set:
Saionji no Hanae