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The other photo I posted of this stunning green marble didn't work out very well so here's another attempt. I think this one is better, so we'll try it instead. It's a bit sharper and the lighting is less harsh.

I know this is a bit of a strange photo, but the colors of this stone were just awesome, and evidently there's not much left, at least from this quarry. We stopped at a jewelry factory in Connemara, where one family had been quarrying the green Connemara marble for generations. Their quarry at Lissoughter in the Connemara mountains first opened in the 19th century. The marble became so famous that in 1903, even King Edward VII visited it during a royal tour. Today, the green stone is found in the world's greatest monuments, including at the Trinity College in Dublin, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, in Kensington Palace and also various buildings in the US. It used to be used for all sorts of things, from floors to fireplaces, but now because it's getting rather scarce it's mostly just used for jewelry.

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  • Copyright: Terez Anon (terez93) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 78 N: 1122] (2004)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2006-07-00
  • Categories: Natureza
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2008-10-24 16:09
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