Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Daranak Falls Stone Arts

 Upon entering the Daranak Falls entrance in Tanay, Rizal, the expanse of lower ground from the bridge will show you stone art structures. These are scattered around the area that literally enthralls everyone, astonishing stones piled on top of another in balancing acts obviously difficult to make. I wondered how long each structure remains before a stronger wind breeze topples it down. I further wonder how long it takes to make each individual structure. If i have more time, i will try doing one myself.

several stone art structures around the area

the stone piler in action

I have been seeing these stone balancing structures in the net, yet i don't know how they are formally called. I just call the man as the 'stone piler', because he piles the stones on top of each other. We are fortunate to see the man who did all those stone piles. We asked him to make one and everybody watched in awe. It only took a few minutes, maybe 3-5 minutes before a fully balanced 3-rock-structure was left on its own. We all clapped our hands for him, and he just shrugged his shoulders without a word. Later i will try that too, i promised to myself in silence!

These are the two new additional structures we requested the man to make. It has a grandeur of its own, an identity, an awesome architectural balance against gravity that make all of us silent in awe! 





28 comments:

  1. I like that Andrea, simple and seems easy to do but very effective!

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  2. Those are fascinating because of their seemingly fragile balance. Truly it does seem that a slight wind would push them over.

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  3. Wow Andrea... What a great balancing act.. Wonder how long they do stand???? We have so much wind here on the mountain that they wouldn't stand very long....

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. He is so clever working out how to get the balance just right.

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  5. This kind of thing just seems like magic to me. I always thought people had to use a really special glue.

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  6. Wow! Wonder how they maintain balance. This is something new.

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  7. These really are very impressive. I've seen some similar stone piles in Hawai'i, usually just flat stones stacked on top of each other, but these piles almost seem to defy gravity!

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  8. These are absolutely fascinating. You were very fortunate to be able to see the stone piler making these.

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  9. very interesting. thank you for sharing.

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  10. That's amazing, and wonder how it stayed standing like that too..

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  11. Love stones and piled creative stone work ~ great post ~ ^_^

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  12. Those are amazing! Only thing is, I'd be scared to go there because I might knock something over.

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  13. What a fascinating pass time. Almost like a jigsaw puzzle.

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    1. Hi Steve n Vickie, your link above goes directly to G+ which i can't open, so sorry for not visiting your blogpost. Thanks for coming over.

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  14. Wow these are amazing and so special!

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  15. I'm mesmerized with stone sculptures.. I simply love them.
    This is a great! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  16. The artwork is actually nice to look at. So I guess this art is transient. The shape will remain there until it topples over and the artist make a new one, perhaps different from the earlier on. This is interesting!

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  17. How wonderful! Very cool place.

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  18. kumusta na maypren? pwede ko bang puntahan ang Daranak at safe kaya sa aking mga bubwit?

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    1. Uy sorry I didn't open this at once, kasi matagal na! Pwedeng-pwede dalhin 2 bata, safe at maganda ang daan papunta maski medyo malayo. Salamat sa pagdalaw dito, may isa pa ako blog halaman lahat sa amin.

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  19. I saw some of these vertically piled stones in Canada too. They were done by the natives and were placed with the broader base stacked on top of each other. The two shown in your photos are stunning - was magic used or some prayers uttered?

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  20. That is simply amazing! I've never seen anything like it before.

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  21. I once attended an art class where we were asked to draw similar imaginary structures to help us understand balance in art. Now I know where they got the idea from.

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  22. Is an old guy allowed to say (cool)

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    1. Of course Alistair, haha, it is also "cool" for an old guy to say cool. Thanks for visiting an old lady's blog. And i also can say LOL.

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  23. Interesting... very good sense of balance...

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  24. Thank you for appreciating the Art of Rock Balancing... =) Rock on!

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