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This week am taking you to Carrera, Tuscany in Italy
After a dizzying incredibly tight corners,
that made me scream, “don’t take that corner,
this is not our own car!” we left Carrera’s town center,
and followed instructions to get to the marble mines.
Always was interested in the marble statues of DaVinci, etc.
Wow, that looks like snow … in the Mediterranean,
in summer? My camera saw more than my naked eye…
The “snow” were the pieces of marble they had hacked off.
Had mixed feelings in choosing between all the beautiful
marble statues I had seen in the art books, and marble
slabs in houses as in counters, pillars, and walls I
had seen in Southern California
But these mountains being cut..
Wow, mining marble really has an effect on the landscape.
But to put it in perspective. This is how big those pieces are.
Here even more in perspective. Only two pieces on a long bed truck
A nice view downward of this old Roman aqueduct,
Looked up the difference between a bridge and aqueduct.
The latter is something that spans a ravine,etc.,
and water passes over it..
Skipped going into the mines itself, because for
a lover of nature that could be depressing!
Spent 5 minutes in the shop, where they had
examples of what was made from marble.
Did not see anything to my liking enough
to pay the price:)
Then we drove off, back to our hotel in Lucca.
(1 hour West from Florence)
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