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Cairn at the Cliffs eclectic-landscape
 

Cairn at the Cliffs

Recently installed cairn at the Cliffs of Glassy. There are 3 of these rock formations in the residents side meditation garden.

In modern times, cairns are often erected as landmarks, a use they have had since ancient times. Since prehistory, they have also been built as sepulchral monuments, or used for defensive, hunting, ceremonial, astronomical and other purposes.
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February 4, 2013
G3 Studios Decorative Painting wrote:
Can you go inside of these or are they strictly visual markers?
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Either way the effect is amazing. Very tranquil.
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Thanks!
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October 22, 2012
Stonemelodydesign wrote:
are they in italy?
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These are located in the mountains of South Carolina, USA
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June 28, 2012
Louisesdesigns wrote:
Are those Andy Goldworthy's pieces ? Love it!
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phantom0001
So you have to put in cremation urns first and then finish the surface around it, right? I don't see any openings.
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Definitely not Goldsworthy... he is a genius and the shows the difference... watch the film "Rivers and Tides - working with time" to see the real thing.
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Amy Renea added this to Stone Works Wonders
This creation by The Collins Group is nothing short of magical. Would you be surprised to see a hobbit pop out from behind one of these man-made structures? Me neither.
Landscapes are especially moody when seen in the fog. These mounds take on an extraterrestrial presence thanks to the mist that coats the ground and softens the landscape around them.
Shawn Gauthier added this to Egg-Inspired Designs Hatch in the Home
By way of sculptural rock formations, egg-shape designs have even found their way outdoors.
Debra Prinzing added this to Garden Design Essentials: Shape and Mass
There is no question that these three rock formations add mass to this meditation garden. Clearly, these pieces are man-made, but because they were built from native stone rather than from metal or fiberglass, they fit into the space quite naturally. Moreover, they seem to have a calming, timeless presence here, suggesting protection. The visual stone mass strikes a balance with a different mass from the slender tree trunks.
Susan Stieglitz added this to Stacked Stone
A stacked stone cairn is a time-honored decorative element.Browse more stacked stone photos
These three egg-shaped, solid-stone cairns sit in a meditation garden that’s part of South Carolina’s Cliffs of Glassy. Given the location — a misty, mountainous forest — and the cairn’s Gaelic ancestry, it’s not a stretch to imagine that fairies or other mythical wood sprites might be lurking about.

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Incredible placement in the woods, repeated stone cairns. The atmosphere created by the foggy day does wonders as well
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November 5, 2014
ok perhaps getting out of hand here... but wow
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interesting hardscape to add to a small area
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Cloudy and misty looking! I love these days!
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the mass in the picture would be all around the rocks and the bushes
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These three egg-shaped, solid-stone cairns sit in a meditation garden that’s part of South Carolina’s Cliffs of Glassy. Given the location — a misty, mountainous forest — and the cairn’s Gaelic ancestry, it’s not a stretch to imagine that fairies or other mythical wood sprites might be lurking about.
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These three egg-shaped, solid-stone cairns sit in a meditation garden that’s part of South Carolina’s Cliffs of Glassy. Given the location — a misty, mountainous forest — and the cairn’s Gaelic ancestry, it’s not a stretch to imagine that fairies or other mythical wood sprites might be lurking about.
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These three egg-shaped, solid-stone cairns sit in a meditation garden that’s part of South Carolina’s Cliffs of Glassy. Given the location — a misty, mountainous forest — and the cairn’s Gaelic ancestry, it’s not a stretch to imagine that fairies or other mythical wood sprites might be lurking about.
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