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Monday, August 16, 2010

Stone Quarry (Fertőrákos, Hungary)

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Quarry Fertőrákos is excavated limestone quarry in northwest Hungary. Quarry Fertőrákos currently serves as an important cultural center, located in the village of the same name Fertőrákos, about 10 km from Sopron in Hungary near the border with Austria.

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Millions of years ago here was the sea. Billions of snails, seashells and small lime-bodied animals formed the Lajta-limestone. The limestone is no longer quarried.

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Now here in the cave theatre opera performances and concerts are hold in summer. The “Lajta-limestone” is easily formed and resists changeable weather conditions. A great many houses have been built using this type of limestone. Irregularly formed large halls resembling Egyptian temples and big pillars supporting the limestone ceiling captivate visitors.

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