Just a quick post to show the arch in the entrance of the cave . And just in case you get so bored you decide to restore any cave you find in your way…I’ll give you a photo with the tools you’ll need to become a “cave surgeon”.
So, ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, the cave’s entrance:
Isn’t it gorgeous! Ha,ha…it only took me two months to design and a month to build! Thanks God I didn’t decide to build a pyramid!
Anyway, while I was choosing what materials to use, I have discovered a plant, which in the beginning I was taking as a plague, because it grows in abundance in Quemao Viejo. It is Helicrysum stoechas, which not only can be used, when dry, as a material to fill walls ( and arches in this case) but also an herbal tea can be made with the flowers with antiallergenic benefits. Great!
And as I said, these are the tools I’ve been using to bring Quemao Viejo’s cave, a hundred years later, back to life:
Much work is still needed, but at least some progress can be seen:
The bluish colour of the walls comes from another discovery I’ve made recently. The ashes from burning wood in the fireplace can be used as plastering. Nice.
I’ll show more photos soon.