Stacking stones, or rock balancing, is the patient art of stacking rocks in meticulous formations. Balancing stones has been a part of human expression for ages. The activity might have had religious or territorial meaning at one time. Today,there is a growing group who approach this craft as a creative activity like music, painting or sculpture.
A recent conversation about preservation of historic cobblestone streets here in the United States, resulted in our discovering interesting images and articles written by others who are similarly smitten by genuine cobblestone use and re-use. As the major importer of reclaimed cobblestone from Europe (Historic European Cobblestone) we are drawn to anything related to this topic.
John Wayne Airport’s (JWA’s) new Terminal C opened in November to passengers in Orange County, California.Constructed by McCarthy Building Companies and designed by Gensler. Called Jura stone, the natural limestone is featured throughout the walls and floors in all terminals. Its most distinguishing characteristic is the natural quartz veins and variable fossils which are visible on the beige background. The marble was mined in quarries in Germany and cut, polished and fabricated in Italy.