a video by Well Preserved on Flickr.
Post 3 of 3 sharing small videos from deep within Ontario’s Forests which show ancient signs of our past…
Settlers were charged with building rock walls to claim their territory. The walls were specific sizes (both of the physical wall and the area they had to cover) – I don’t know the exact size of the plots in the land my family has hunted for more than 40 years.
This video (I appologize that the adio has somehow been eaten and will reshoot when back at the cabin next year) shows one of the rock walls now almost hidden by the forest. The wall is 3-4 feet high, 5 feet across and built of solid rock. It goes on beyond sight in 2 directions.
These walls are stunning to see – I hope the video captures the essence. Standing on or near it is an experience that’s tough to describe – the absolute reality that someone built this is so tangible; as is the realization that I will never know who did it and the world will forever keep that mystery.
I wish I knew the stories this wall keeps held within its cracks.