Posted on November 20th, 2016
The other side of our truffle-oak field, not 200 metres from the house, is a small abandoned quarry. More than ten metres deep, the stone-cutters created a subterranean vault. The quarry was abandoned well over fifty years ago, when the stone seam was exhausted or when accessibility prevented newer, more efficient cutting methods.
Since then, perhaps 30-40 years ago, a local artist created some extraordinary carvings on the walls. Very few know of their existence and fewer have seen them. The artworks include Mexican-style symbols, a recessed staircase to nowhere and geometric patterns. Some are incomplete while others have been traced onto stone walls and never begun. More photos from the quarry can be found: HERE