Alabaster Quarry, Tormos- Pais Valencia
I´m continuing the Alabaster quarry theme for the next 2 or three posts, tonite´s post is the quarry and the next two will be “wildlife and Nature” and “the Land From Above”. Tonite´s images have been treated with Photomatix.
I spent a couple of hours here on Sunday, (Ah, sweet solitude)! Time to survey the scene unhurried, and just take in everything around, i tried to imagine who worked here and how they got the fruits of their labour down to the valley floor below, i guess they must have worked everything by hand up here, cutting the Alabaster in slices then taking it down by hand (or mule, no heavy machinery could get up here)! I imagine this method of production became unprofitable or unsustainable so the quarry was abandoned, i looked all around but could´nt see any other track that would give access to the quarry, although there is a fairly new urbanisation closeby that could be covering a track up to here.
GPS Location here. (Approximate)
Tamron 10-24mm, f /8