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Loading Structure Quarry Stones In Calanques Miou

 

The largest quarry in the Cassis district, previously working the distinctive pinky grey marly limestone as building stone - used amongst other things for the base of the Statue of Liberty and Alexandrai Docks. Small scale quarrying still takes place in the district. The hulking remains of 18th-century tremies, stone ship-loading funnels in Calanque Port Miou is now a marina.

 

 

Loading Structure Quarry Stones In Calanques Miou

 

The largest quarry in the Cassis district, previously working the distinctive pinky grey marly limestone as building stone - used amongst other things for the base of the Statue of Liberty and Alexandrai Docks. Small scale quarrying still takes place in the district. The hulking remains of 18th-century tremies, stone ship-loading funnels in Calanque Port Miou is now a marina.

 

 

comments (18)

  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Mar 2018, 00:59
I am enjoying your series of photographs from the Cassis district.
....peter:): thanks for coming along with us Cherie....petersmile
Interesting information...
....peter:): thanks Larry....petersmile
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 8 Mar 2018, 03:06
The image informs, nicely!
....peter:): i imagine an old wooden tall ship moored at the tremies loading slabs of Cassis stone Ray....petersmile
Well that's pretty amazing!!
....peter:): it was amazing to me too Elizabeth....petersmile
An impressive place, Peter,these ruins fit in well.
....peter:): thanks Frank... i imagine an old wooden ship moored at the tremies loading slabs of Cassis stone....petersmile
  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 8 Mar 2018, 03:23
this looks somewhat familiar to me and i've never had opportunity to travel

i think perhaps i've seen it on TV

your image is just superb
....peter:): thanks Sherri... i'm glad that you had seen it on TV... it's pretty impressive up close... Cassis Stone is famous worldwide....petersmile
Jolie prise de vue depuis la mer.
....peter:): merci beaucoup Martine....peter/pierresmile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Mar 2018, 04:46
Great series here, Peter. It showed that they did some serious building here and were well protected from the enemy's.
....peter:): Thanks Astrid... this wasn't a fort but an 18th century loading sleuths for stone from the quarry... imagine an old wooden ship moored at the tremies loading slabs of Cassis stone....petersmile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Mar 2018, 06:41
Very impressive ruins, Peter
....peter:): thank you very much Lisl....petersmile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 8 Mar 2018, 06:43
It's a gorgeous looking stone for construction
....peter:): it was built in the 18th century for loading the Cassis stone onto ships Chris....petersmile
interesting text, Peter. that was quite some distance to haul the stones.
....peter:): thanks Ayush... i can imagine an old wooden ship moored at the tremies loading slabs of Cassis stone....petersmile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Mar 2018, 07:24
We have some fine stone quarries not all that far from my home. The stone from those have been used for some of England's finest buildings.
....peter:): i would love to see a quarry in action Alan... these here haven't been in operation since the last century....petersmile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 8 Mar 2018, 08:15
Interesting that the stone for the base of the Statue of Liberty in New York came from here Peter.
....peter:): the Cassis Stone is a very hard limestone and is famous around the world Chad...it was used for the quays of the large Mediterranean ports... Alexandria, Algiers, Piraeus, Marseilles, and Port Said... and the base of the Statue of Liberty....petersmile
Toute ta série sur le sud de la France est superbe Peter, ça me fait plaisir de revoir des coins que je n'ai pas vus depuis longtemps. Bisous pour vous 3
....peter:): Je suis si contente que tu profites des souvenirs de tes journées dans le sud de la France Marie ... Bisous de nous 3
I am so happy to be armchair traveling with your family, peter.
....peter:): i'm so happy to have you along on this tour with us Mary.....petersmile
Having worked for a quarrying company for over 25 years I can safely say this is a completely different style of quarry than any I came across travelling round many different places for meetings etc.
....peter:): thanks a bunch Brian all that i can say is that i have never seen a quarry... these are the hulking remains of 18th-century tremies, stone ship-loading funnels in Calanque Port Miou... i am sure that you weren't loading ships from your quarry during your 25 years... but i would love to hear about how the stones are cut... and pictures would be great....petersmile
Great stuff Peter
....peter:): thanks Bill... good stuff to photograph....petersmile
That is super cool. I love it.

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