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Andrys Basten | profile | all galleries >> ITALY Photos - Tuscany photos - 2006 (partial) >> Carrara photos - Fantiscritti Quarry, Michelangelo's marble source tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

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Carrara photos - Fantiscritti Quarry, Michelangelo's marble source

A day at Massa-Carrara province and the Fantiscritti marble quarry where Michelangelo spent months selecting the marble he'd use.  The David marble slab came from this quarry, though it was selected by someone else decades earlier and later discarded as useless until Michelangelo decided otherwise.

These marble quarries very near Lucca look, from a distance, like snow-capped mountains.
    Here's an interesting page of marble samples from Fantiscritti Quarry.

We had to go through the longest tunnel I've ever experienced (it seemed never-ending and was a bit scary) to get to this quarry.   Also visited the city of Carrara of course.



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On the way from Lucca to Massa-Carrara
On the way from Lucca to Massa-Carrara
Massa-Carrara
Massa-Carrara
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Massa-Carrara - structure clearer here
Massa-Carrara - structure clearer here
Massa-Carrara
Massa-Carrara
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Massa-Carrara - 3:38pm
Massa-Carrara - 3:38pm
Fantiscritti Quarry area - 10~ minutes later
Fantiscritti Quarry area - 10~ minutes later
Fantiscritti Quarry area
Fantiscritti Quarry area
Fantiscritti Quarry area
Fantiscritti Quarry area
Fantiscritti Quarry area
Fantiscritti Quarry area
Fantiscritti Quarry area
Fantiscritti Quarry area
Fantiscritti Quarry - 1/2 hr later, other side of the tunnel
Fantiscritti Quarry - 1/2 hr later, other side of the tunnel
Frantiscritti Quarry - a bit closer
Frantiscritti Quarry - a bit closer
Zoomed in on this area of the quarry
Zoomed in on this area of the quarry
Marble walls and floors of course!
Marble walls and floors of course!
Inverse of one of these photos
Inverse of one of these photos