Thursday, February 24, 2011

In the Arc Jurassien, salmon-colored rock is quarried and used to build walls and buildings. We happened upon this quarry yesterday on the drive to Basel... can you see why the prairie is such a welcome change? :)


12 comments:

Joe said...

Bet it looks great in walls and buildings. A college near me uses blue limestone on their buildings and they are beautiful.

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Oh, I don't know, Allison -- I could look at that beautiful rock formation for a few days. How bout we do a "wife swap?" For a week or so? :)

Changes in the wind said...

Would love to see a picture of a wall built with this.

Out on the prairie said...

But you have sun and blue skies.We have been under clouds all wek.

Dawn said...

I'm with Nancy- can we swap ....for a week....or month? Do you need a house sitter. Because I think it all could be arranged:)

CountryDreaming said...

I absolutely love rock formations and think this one is both fascinating and gorgeous!

Meg said...

That is quite a grand sight! I bet it makes beautiful buildings. :)

Trisha said...

Beautiful!!

texwisgirl said...

That's really beautiful! But I'm sure you feel hemmed in with all sorts of mountains looming over you!

Eyeliquor said...

Yes i understand Allison!
Pretty pic though!
As you know Holland is as flat as a pancake :)

Randy said...

Lovely color but the fact that it's being dug up doesn't appeal to me. I hope you have a wonderful Friday!

Pam said...

It is a beautifully colored rock though.. and the good news is maybe, just maybe, if they keep going you will be able to see sunshine at the end.

I must be hard at times to live in a valley surrounded by the largest mountains in the world.

The song "Don't fence me in" comes to mind!

be well, be happy, Allison.
Pam i am :)