Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

In the Himalayan Sculpture Park, high on a steep slope, there is an example of a Himalayan shelter which reflects the Kath Kuni architecture of Himachal Pradesh in North West India, in the Himalayas.

It has been constructed in cedar wood, which is predominant in this region, at an elevation of 4000m.

The walls were erected without any cementing mortar, using alternate courses of dry masonry and wood. The local artisans of this region are famous for their woodcarving. The original examples included on the balcony, are 80 to 100 years old.

You cannot see the door details or the alternating courses of wood and dry masonry so I have included them more closely as workshops.

I hope you have found this interesting, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9491 W: 373 N: 21980] (86364)
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