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Ochre quarry – Roussillon – Provence – FranceThe famous colour used by painters worldwide are produced from this place in the south of France.
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The very essence of ochre ~ made even better by that blue sky. Wonderful shot from an excellent angle, Helene.
Hello Sheila, thanks for the visit ! The real quarries which are underground tunnels are closed to the public because of rockfall risk, but it’s an impressive place anyway. I haven’t been much on RB lately. Have you seen the Oman pictures I’ve uploaded some weeks ago ?
– Hélène David-Cuny
Amazing what you learn on RB! The colour contrasts work well.
Thank you Peter, difficult to imagin this place under a dull sky indeed… ;-)
There appears to be a good supply for years to come.
When you look at the spot from the next hill a few km away, it looks strangely small in a vast landscape but for sure, to the scale of a painters canvas it must be millions of tons of stone… Thank you FM !
Great capture. I’d love some of that!!
Visitors are indeed forbidden to collect the soil, sold very expensively in the official shops ! I guess the dust I got on my shoes from the walk was worth a pretty penny… ;-) Thank you Lorraine !