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White dusty winding road.

Wish you a Wonderful week......... Buona Festa della Liberazione amici italiani:)

 

In the Apuan Alps the spectacular Carrara marble quarries ( Fantiscritti) offer an evocative sight.

Here this precious white stone has been excavated since Roman times. Since then, it has been used for all sorts of different purposes: from the simple objects to more famous works of art and architecture: the Pantheon and Trajan's Column in Rome are constructed of it. Many sculptures of the Renaissance, such as Michelangelo's David, were carved from Carrara marble.

 

The location was chosen for the chase scene in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace.

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Taken on March 16, 2012