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Boulder House

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 5 January 2015 in Architecture.

What a great location for this towering building. It's a beautiful structure and in pretty good shape after 700 years.

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Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

La tour fait partie du rocher elle se fond dans le tout quelle vue superbe
Belle journée

5 Jan 2015 5:05am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in Kyoto, Japan

An amazing, if precarious-looking construction.

5 Jan 2015 5:18am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

There going to have to be quite a hotspot

5 Jan 2015 5:34am

Devi from Chennai, India

That's stunning !! What fantastic builders here!!!!!!

5 Jan 2015 6:25am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful ruins

5 Jan 2015 6:48am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

Amazing that the building that looks so precarious should last for so long. But it seems to be actually built right into the rock.

5 Jan 2015 6:52am

PATRICK from miramas, France

superbe compo

5 Jan 2015 8:02am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot and amazing how it still stands against the forces of wind and weather.

5 Jan 2015 8:36am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Cet endroit est une mine pour les photographes

5 Jan 2015 8:49am

jean pierre from paris, France

belles ruines!! amitiés

5 Jan 2015 8:58am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle composition

5 Jan 2015 9:31am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, tone, lighting & textures!
Amazing architecture!

5 Jan 2015 9:34am

franz from Baden, Austria

fascinating location indeed, with a commanding view of the valley. i marvel at the ship-shape condition of the stonework here!
if you ever come to greece, be sure to visit the meteora moasteries (or look them up on the internet) - you'll find very similar buildings in similar locations !

5 Jan 2015 11:57am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Pretty rustic building !! but be careful walking is high !!!

5 Jan 2015 12:09pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ah, 700 years ! Worth photographing.

5 Jan 2015 12:28pm

RAMAK from Tehran, Iran

beautiful shot and interesting place

5 Jan 2015 12:40pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Une superbe sentinelle de pierres !! j'aime beaucoup cette vision !
Happy New year Steve.

5 Jan 2015 12:47pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Oh, it's built on a rock. Fantastic shot.

5 Jan 2015 2:25pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I can see why this site was chosen. It would be extra safe from attack compared to many of the other buildings. A fine image of the tall tower.

5 Jan 2015 3:44pm

philippe from saint medard d, France

superbe cliché, avec une belle ligne de fuite et un cadrage magnifique

5 Jan 2015 4:10pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Amazing the stability of the building, probably without any concrete keeping the stones together.

5 Jan 2015 4:43pm

Diana from Olympia, United States


5 Jan 2015 4:52pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition and very impressiv tower !

5 Jan 2015 5:02pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture of this ancient structure. Beautifully done :)

5 Jan 2015 5:19pm

francesco from Turin, Italy

superbe lumière….

5 Jan 2015 5:24pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Fascinating view - and there must have been people living here and enjoying it too or at least could see the enemies in the far distance !!!! Thanks for sharing this superb shot,Steve - kindest regards MOnika

5 Jan 2015 6:35pm

normandy50 from tourlaville, France

s'etaient des vrais maçons dans les anciens temps ...

5 Jan 2015 6:57pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Amazing for 700 years!

5 Jan 2015 7:57pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Great photo and history lesson - but I still would not live there. However in case of a flood it might be good. :)

5 Jan 2015 9:03pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I love poking around old ruins like that. Great shot.

5 Jan 2015 9:06pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I agree with Stu.

5 Jan 2015 10:19pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Great in that sunlight, very majestic.

5 Jan 2015 11:24pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


6 Jan 2015 9:45am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Amazing structure. So precarious, yet stable.

9 Jan 2015 8:59am