Sheep Fold or a fold in a Drystone Wall, Malham Cove, Yorkshire, England

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Comments (7)

thor☼odin™ on April 20, 2008

Thank You ever so much Yan for this gorgeus shot. YS you get for this homage to our stone collecting ancestors! Peter

Ian Stehbens on April 20, 2008

I am surprised and delighted that you really appreciate this image, Peter. It really was a labour intensive activity that was required to create them. The whole district has a fascinating history that is indicated by a number of significant items, and I would count the drystone walls as one of those.


Ian / Yan

bluenose11 on November 3, 2009

Hi Ian Stehbens, Great album. I totally agrees with you that making great shots takes time and creativity.This is my favourite place in the whole of Enland. You are so lucky to be here to capture these great shots. I got some pics but they are like 25 years old and needed to be scan.

Great job.

Greetings from Toronto


Ian Stehbens on November 4, 2009

Dear Anna,

Were you a visitor to Yorkshire 25 years ago, or were you once a resident?

I actually feel honoured that you appreciate this image, as Peter does, for it is almost a piece of my art. But it is also an appreciation, that we share, for the labour of those who built these walls.



bluenose11 on November 4, 2009

Hi Ian Stehbens, My best friend got married and lived in Leeds, and I used to visit with here often. I love the Yorkshire Dales I have fun memories of this place.


A.SKINNER on May 25, 2010

Thanks for the link Ian, it never ceases to amaze me how these structures withstand the terrible weather especially without having mortar to hold them together. It is a credit to the drystone wallers and of course credit must go to the photographers who bring attention to these splendid structures ;) Anita

Ian Stehbens on May 26, 2010

Dear Anna and Anita,

Anita lives in the dales, Anna, so she knows the area intimately and her gallery reveals both her love for and sensitivity to that beautiful world. Like you I have been a visitor there, accompanied by a wonderfully knowledgeable friend.

He is full of conversation about each river, every technique of drystone wall building, and all the history of railways, canals, churches, authors and more.

Anna, If you haven't explored Anita's Gallery, let me encourage you to do so, for it is very special and set in the Yorkshire Dales.

And Anita, it is wonderful that you have been able to spend some time on Panoramio, for I trust it means there has been some improvement in your husband's health.

Warm regards and blessings,


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