If you will forgive this "fresh thinking" I'll try to offer an opinion
> the streaking at the top of G2.
> The entire corner looks like a giant bucket of 'stuff' was
> poured on it. I've never seen it mentioned and I'd love to know
> what caused it. Now before you go on with weather effects, note
> that not all of the casing is streaked.
I think what you are looking at is windward and leeward, wind and subsequent rain stain
The wind if it strikes a corner like that creates high and low pressure areas and turbulence on the leeward side.
Dirt would accumulate close to the upper part of the corner crease. Just like if you have seen autumn leaves do the same on pitched roofs or
the old combi van with dirt above the back windscreen.
When it rains it will wash it down but it (especially if wind) will cause that stain pattern. Particularly if occurring over
> I'd also like to know what could have caused so much damage to
> the casing, missing stones, damaged stones. You'll probably
> say earthquake, but I don't think so.
That is a long time for weathering to find the weak spots in the casing stone!
Amazing its not worse IMHO!
> Has anyone noticed that the top stone in the upper left corner
> was pried out?
> And the center stones were moved. Too bad part of the picture
> is in shadow.
Wasn't there supposed to be a little pyramid on top. That likely had a stem that fit into the middle of the layer?
That would be the most unstable block in the whole thing and any sort of earth temour the pyramid would shake the top the most.
What is very interesting to me if you look closely is the T shaped interlocking of the blocks.
I reckon that was cast! OMG!
> G2 looks like it was peeled like an apple.
> We need an explanation on why the section you blocked off is so
> different from the rest. I brought this up once, in a whimpy
> way, but I can't see it as being left unfinished. The
> difference in the layers shows it's not a viable explanation.
> Also, G1 doesn't have this curious 'peeling'. Something
> happened to G2 that didn't happen to G1...............(SNIP)
I agree with Lover but I would like to add comment directed to him later.. if I may