Another detail of one of many impressive marble quarries that we can find in the Alentejo. Known as Marble of Estremoz, it can be found in Estremoz and also in the area of other surrounding towns like Vila Viçosa, Borba, Alandroal and Sousel - together they form the Marble Zone. From this region the marble is exported to everywhere around the world.
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SnapRJW (26134) 2014-02-18 22:03
This is a great illustrative shot Ana and I am hugely impressed by the size of the blocks of marble extracted from the quarry, they must be about 5 meters tall! The machinery, which looks like dinky toys, puts the whole shot into context. A fascinating image and a super TE contribution. Have a great day Rosemary
jjcordier (69609) 2014-02-18 22:45
Très bonne photo de ces carrières. Bon cadrage donnant un effet graphique intéressant, belle lumière et étonnantes couleurs.
Nicou (109742) 2014-02-19 1:22
Fantastique iamge de ce marbre rose quel compo et ce découpage de la pierre ce rendu et effet en plsu la pelle mécanique grandisoe vue impressionant.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (47000) 2014-02-19 2:32
A yellow toy-tractor...??
This is impressive, the scale of the place is enormous, not easy to comprehend, but a fabulous marble carvings.
Fine light upon, enhanced the beautiful colors, well done photo.
Cheers. Bom dia,
Subhogen (3216) 2014-02-19 3:03
The square blocks cut out from the marble cliff present wonderful graphism. The yellow digger provides good scale about how deep and huge this place is. Very unique place thanks for sharing.
Sergiom (49008) 2014-02-19 5:45
Ton point de vue sur la carrière donne le vertige.Les coupes dans la pierre sont très impressionnantes. La rétro caveuse nous donne un beau sens des dimensions, on dirait un jouet d'enfants.
holmertz (33523) 2014-02-19 8:01
Another amazing picture from this remarkably photogenique quarry. This looks like it was all assembled with Lego pieces and with a very cute toy machine. Simply astonishing.
cornejo (24633) 2014-02-19 11:32
Oi Ana, muito boa imagem deste ponto de vista interessante da pedreira de mármore, muito bem capturada nesta imagem interessante, com boa nitidez, luz e cor. Muito bom trabalho bem feito, parabéns meu amigo. Obrigado por compartilhar este trabalho interessante.
Boa noite e feliz resto da semana.
Calorosas saudações do sul da Espanha.
RhodieIke (10381) 2014-02-19 15:06
This is fantastic, the digger gives us the scale of this huge Marble quarry. The colours are great. I have never seen such a quarry, amazing, a few Euro's here, Tfs,
abmdsudi (35366) 2014-02-22 7:05
Gosh it looks like there's lots of marble there. It is a beautiful marble -- Looks like the blocks have some of reddish clay coloring and the scale size is just enormous. Awesome building material highly valued for thousands of years for its rich palette of beautiful colours and appearance. Interesting image as usual. Great capture and tfs.