Monday, May 31, 2010


A few years ago while I was in Saint Cloud I became rather interested in alternative building styles. I had helped some monks in the Mojave one summer in undergrad make a few hermitages and come form a family of builders so it's not a surprising interest.While I was researching I found this book.
Which had a reference to Columcille. A collection of megaliths north of Easton in PA. I of course added it to my list of places to visit.
This weekend my friends Timothy, Will, and I finally got there. The stone circle is behind this beautiful wrought iron gate. The entire collection was erected over the course of twenty years by a gay couple who were inspired by the celtic spirituality of Iona.

The two largest stones were "Thor's Gate" , which was roughly 15' by 20'.

And the "Guardian Stone" which was a solid twenty feet high at least.
It was a lovely way to spend the morning. I enjoy admiring the life's work of people devoted to making beauty for others.


Andrew K. said...

Hi, i saw your comment on ACL about the print shops in DC. Would you mind sharing them with me? I'm very interested in checking them out. Thanks!

Eikon said...

I forget what the comment was in reference to. What manner of print shops?