Saturday, 24 June 2017

The Marble Quarries of Carrara

The marble quarries of Carrara


Today I discovered the marble quarries of Carrara, in Tuscany. I'm not too far from Florence, yet feel a world away.

The marble quarries of Carrara


All week I have been sweltering in +30 C temperatures, but the up here in the mountains the air is cool. A mist has rolled in over the mountain tops, and droplets of water sweep by in the breeze.

I stand in awe at the sheer size of these blocks. The entire mountains are made from marble, and have been mined since antiquity. Think Roman Forum, then Michelangelo's David. Both made from marble from this quarry.

The marble quarries of Carrara

The morning passes, and it is time for coffee in Carrara. Later I will visit the Arts Academy, and wander past the Duomo where art students are busy with hammer and chisel. The whole town, it seems, is made of marble.


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