PLAN: to reconstruct a Burgundy castle
using only medieval building techniques.
specks in the foreground are tourists who flock
to see the old ways come to life in the reconstruction.
From this vantage point, they can view the
grand sweep of the project's foundation.
left, tourists watch a French stonemason hand-hewn a building stone
with a pick axe.
The right angle square, seen atop the stone, is applied to help
keep the building level and true.
Most of the heavy
lifting and placement of stones are done with the use of traditional
medieval block and tackle. Seen here, at right, the heavy transport
is done the old-fashioned way, as well...
techniques are religiously used everywhere, right down to the trees
felled in a nearby wood for the timber supports. Here, a carpenter
uses mallet and chisel to fashion several supporting posts.
photos copyright © Ole
about the castle around the Web:
a Castle (Radio Netherlands)