Stone Pyramid, Ballandean

While touring the Stanthorpe and district wineries, we stumbled across this stone pyramid.

It's not a tourist attraction, as such (there are large signs about tresspassing), it's just on someone's farm. Very weird.

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View all photos taken: Friday, 28th April 2006, This photo: 1:43pm

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  • benefit of hindsight said:
    Strange ! Evidence for a link between ancient Egyptian and pre-Aboriginal cultures ? ;-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Could be... we were very surprised to find it just sitting in someones paddock.
  • Margot- said:
    And now thanks to you and your camera...we're seeing it too. (^.^)
  • David de Groot said:
    Isn't flickr just so useful like that ? Virtual tourism ;)
  • Margot- said:
    I agree and it's so fun! You never know where you'll end up...but always some place nice.
  • episodik said:
    You should geotag this one :)
  • David de Groot said:
    You're right, I should - alas I didn't have my GPS at the time, and I'm not entirely sure where it was (Google maps was fairly low-res in that area last I checked).

    Update: Checked GoogleMaps and it's now high-res for Ballandean, so I've tagged it.
  • Bush Philosopher - Dave Clarke said:
    It's a beautiful job of dry-stone masonary. It looks like a lot of time and care has been taken in getting the stone rows horizontal.

    I can understand why the builder doesn't want kids climbing all over it - and dislodging the stones he has taken so much trouble to place.

    I started a group called The Story is Bigger than the Picture for photos like this. You'd be welcome to add this photo.
  • mgjefferies said:
    It is in the grounds of the Pyramid Winery, I suspect partly a way of putting the unwanted rocks out of the way!
  • David de Groot said:
    There's a Pyramid Winery ??? Hmmm, obviously I must return and take a closer look as we missed that detail on the last run.
  • leadegroot said:
    Well, we did spot it on the way to a winery just up the road. It turned out to be shut so we didn't go in.
    I don't recall the name, but 'Pyramid Winery' doesn't ring any bells.
    Of course, there are so many wineries out Stanthorpe way that there are probably two next to each other....
  • teknik hendrik said:
    I came across this picture and thought that this pyramid was a manual labour job. I can't see any machinery doing this. That's quite a feat really, I did a bit of maths, and there would have to be 400 rocks at base level, gradually decreasing as it goes up, which equals a couple of thousand rocks. That's a lot of work without a good reason. I'm heading up that way soon, so won't be able to resist a look.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah it's a mammoth effort. You can see it from the highway, but will need to turn off to get a closer look.