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Pavement Mason
A mason who specialises in laying stone or brick pavements. Also Known as a flagger (from flagstones) and paver. The term is slipping out of use except in restoration and heritage work with most of the modern pavement work being done by concreters.

a pavement mason in florence
In the shadow of Brunelleschi's famous dome in Florence modern day masons are repairing an old stone pavement.

Whether the modern Italian guys above would receive a nod of approval from the master himself I am not to sure, but they are in effect using a straight edge and tools that Fillipo himself would have been well familiar with.

stone pavers
Stone pavement seen in Ravenna, Northern Italy.

A favourite pattern and one much copied by stencil concreters and the like, the fan pattern has been used for centuries. These are about 120m (5") square and about the same depth.

Often called stone sets these small stones would have been cut by hand using a bolster and a hammer. Since industrialisation they have been split using machine power but this still give a random effect seen in this fairly modern pavement.

a  p avement mason working in london
A mason working on a new layout around the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London UK.

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