Friday, August 17, 2007

Day 20 6/22/07

10:00 Richard Kindersley

Today we went to see a man who specializes in the old craft of stone carving. His studio was small but peaceful and surrounded by beautiful gardens. It was so amazing to actually watch people in his workshop carve text into large slates of stone. You appreciate a carving so much more knowing somebody took the time to carefully chip away at the stone with a hammer and chisel. It is also a relief to know this old craft has not died out and that people generally still appreciate the value of the hand-made.

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