“Road to Nicholson Hollow. Shenandoah National Park, Virginia,” October 1935, by Arthur Rothstein, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
I think this would be a good reference picture for making a dry stream bed path through a naturalistic garden (click to enlarge).
More on Nicholson Hollow this Sunday. . . .
Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
mi ritrovai per una selva oscura
che la diritta via era smarrita
The Divine Comedy – Pt. 1 Inferno – Canto 1 – (1-3)
13. In the middle of the journey
of our life
I came to myself
In a dark forest
The straightforward way
— Caroline Bergvall, from “VIA” (48 Dante Variations)
6 thoughts on “Vintage landscape: rocky road”
That silhouetted tree is positively ghostly. Love this photo.
It looks as if the black area on the tree is hollow.
The black hole in the trunk makes the Dante reference even more fitting.
It’s a design textbook!
In our little garden in D.C., I started to make at dry stream path (now covered over with mulch by the tenants), so I’ve been collecting good photos of the real thing.
Although the path in this photo, which is on an incline, seems to be more of a gully turned into a “road.”
[…] After they were gone, the Civilian Conservation Corps destroyed their homes and outbuildings. The only structures saved were some log houses and rail fences around Nicholson Hollow. […]