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Ochre quarry – Roussillon – Provence – France
The famous colour used by painters worldwide are produced from this place in the south of France.


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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 3 years ago

    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

  • Peter Hammer
    Peter Hammerabout 3 years ago

    Amazing what you learn on RB! The colour contrasts work well.

  • Thank you Peter, difficult to imagin this place under a dull sky indeed… ;-)

    – Hélène David-Cuny

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellabout 3 years ago

    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 !

    – Hélène David-Cuny

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...about 3 years ago

    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 !

    – Hélène David-Cuny

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