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Monthly theme day: cobblestones

As you might or not know, the CDPB portal has been hacked.  But fortunately, you can still participate at the monthly theme day, thanks to a temporary blog set up specially for this occasion. Just link your post – not your blog! – to Et voila! And of course, do the Linky thing, same as for other memes. No worries, it’s easy!
As for the portal, it’s been worked on, but it might take a while as it is a massive job to rebuild it. Thanks to those doing it, and a big go to hell to the hacker/s.
And now, let’s have a ball!
As I was wondering about the cobble in cobblestones, I checked it out. Here is what Wiki has to say:Cobblestones are stones that were frequently used in the pavement of early streets. “Cobblestone” is derived from the very old English word “cob”, which had a wide range of meanings, one of which was “rounded lump” with overtones of large size. “Cobble”, which appeared in the 15th century, simply added the diminutive suffix “le” to “cob”, and meant a small stone rounded by the flow of water; essentially, a large pebble. It was these smooth “cobbles”, gathered from stream beds, that paved the first “cobblestone” streets.
Widely used in Barcelona last Thursday to smash shop windows.

16 responses

  1. Awesome shots.


    April 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm

  2. What spectacular cobblestone work. Beats the lot, me thinks!


    April 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm

  3. JM

    Awesome stone work and shots!

    P.S. NixBlog has identified a Mandrake on one of the murals, a plant used in witchcraft. I might have posted a coven yesterday! 🙂


    April 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

  4. The most unique and beautiful use of cobblestones I've seen all week!


    April 2, 2012 at 8:48 am

  5. Ann

    Whatever you call them they are beautiful.


    April 2, 2012 at 3:21 am

  6. Étonnant pavage !!!


    April 1, 2012 at 8:32 pm

  7. Excellent, very creative!


    April 1, 2012 at 6:19 pm

  8. Cool pour la leçon d'étymologie et bravo pour la trouvaille. C'est superbe !


    April 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm

  9. Jilly, they are cobblestones in a park on Montjuic Hill, Barcelona. And yes, I used a program called Artizen to make the photo into a ball.


    April 1, 2012 at 4:49 pm

  10. It's fascinating to read that cobblestones were originally pebbels, which fits the Menton ones. Thanks for your comment by the way – absolutely made my day!
    I can't work out what you photo is, except I love it. Is it a photoshop image?


    April 1, 2012 at 4:33 pm

  11. I love the patterns here!


    April 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm

  12. nice patterns and composition !


    April 1, 2012 at 10:21 am

  13. Is that a Spanish cobblestone you've cobbled together there?


    April 1, 2012 at 10:19 am

  14. Excellent choice, the pictures are beautiful.


    April 1, 2012 at 9:07 am

  15. Very creative idea!The texture is also wonderful!


    April 1, 2012 at 8:57 am

  16. Very original and unique take on the theme today you two, it's a fabulous creation.


    April 1, 2012 at 2:45 am