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An old building that looks like its cracking in half, and a castle wall – Montenegro

April 15, 2013
An old building cracking in half.

An old building cracking in half.

And below, two photos of a castle wall at dawn.

Castle wall, Monenegro

The photo below was taken in the late evening, when color photo begin to look black and white.

Castle wall, motenegro

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Chiquita permalink
    April 15, 2013 10:08:14 pm

    I see a figure standing in the window.

  2. April 15, 2013 10:08:16 pm

    Was that meant to give the “illusion” of cracking in half or was it actually cracking in half and has been mortared? Must weigh a tonne! 😉

    • April 16, 2013 10:08:01 pm

      That’s a very good question, something I was thinking about as I titled that post. I had to add in the “looks like” because I wasn’t sure if this building had actually split or if it was an intentional, original feature. It is a very old building. I would be very interested to hear any other insight on weather or not this is a common attribute, or merely an interesting structural degradation…

      • April 16, 2013 10:08:33 pm

        So would I. Here in Tassie we have a lot of massive clay. The entire island was formed from an extinct volcanic range and clay seems to be the order of the day. It shrinks in summer and swells in the winter and getting your house underpinned seems to be the order of the day. Both our houses have cracks that had to be mended and its just de rigour here in Tassie but it seems that the “mending” on that building is ancient and surely, if it was due to something like massive clay (like we have…) it would be ongoing? A most interesting conundrum indeed!

  3. Bob permalink
    April 17, 2013 10:08:20 pm

    That is one, very medieval-looking place. I bet the ghosting is thick in there.

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