Please see another photo about the Cave (inside) in WORKSHOP.
One of the most interesting attractions of Fertőrákos is the open-air museum of a former stone quarry. It is part of the Fertő Region World Heritage and gives us a chance to discover the wonders of both the natural and the man-made environment.
This area was once covered by sea (the Pannonian Sea) the existence of which is witnessed by the fossils on the walls of the quarry. The Romans exploited the 10-12 million-year-old Lajta limestone to build the walls of Sopron, which they called Scarbantia. This stone was a popular building material in the past few centuries because it was easy to carve. Quarrying the stone created vast empty spaces. The remaining unusable layers cover the halls like enormous ceilings. The interior of the halls remind us of ancient Egyptian rock temples.
Their excellent acoustics create an ideal venue and a unique atmosphere for the concerts held in the Cave Theatre every summer. The lookout point of the quarry offers an unforgettable view of the huge area of Lake Fertő.
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daddo (27264) 2014-09-04 4:15
Hi Agnes. A clever use of a place that otherwise would have been a home for bats, rats and cats. Interesting information and makes one think of the generations of men and boys who worked in the caverns. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
Sergiom (84337) 2014-09-04 5:27
Très intéressante cette formation rocheuse. Le point de vue choisit en montre bien l'ensemble et les détails très nets ressortent bien. Le tout forme une belle diagonale qui donne de la profondeur à l'image.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-09-04 7:32
What a creative way to recycle natural resources! There are plenty of abandon mines in Nevada and sometimes they can dangerous because people are not careful when they go hiking instead falling into deep mines. Awesome capture with good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
jadesgran (5423) 2014-09-04 7:42
A very interesting picture.Well composed and a sky with fluffy clouds.
I remember something similar in Yugoslavia many years ago.
Silvio1953 (148375) 2014-09-04 12:22
Ciao Agnes, great view of fantastic teather cave, beautiful WS too, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
COSTANTINO (67274) 2014-09-05 1:09
Hello dear friend
awesome capture with interesting details
and very useful notes great view of
this cave and their histiry
make everybody to think of
the generations of men and boys
who worked in the caverns
have a nice time
bbarna (1093) 2014-09-05 13:27
This is a very nice picture of a very interesting place. I saw this old quarry long time ago from a distance, but I did not know that there is a theater inside the caves. TFS.
ikeharel (74701) 2014-09-08 8:38
Good evening Agnes,
The way those rocks were cut, indicate a man-made shapes - nothing in nature could had produce such perfect and "clean" carves.
Pic. taken from a very good POV, view is scaled by the wooden fence along the paved trail. Beautiful green surrounding in contrast to gbright-grey.