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Report - Quarry Sur Le Sable - France - February 2015

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by foantje, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. foantje

    foantje Free your Mind
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    This part of France is full of sand quarries. In 1791 there were already several quarries in operation. This one started in 1885. Unlike others in the area this one is partly underground. In 1891 the owner of the site requested a permission to build a railway between several quarries. During the war in 1914 the train got removed to use elsewhere. This quarry was not a big industrial thing it was rather a small scale mining operation. So galleries have no particular structures. Before the second world war the carriere ceases to be exploited and neglected. The quarry operation stop led to its relative neglect by the various owners who let the vegetation grow, only concern is the site for cutting wood occasionally. Acts of vandalism were recorded: painting graffiti on the walls, wild camping with bonfires, presence of bottles in the galleries ...


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  2. Morrisey

    Morrisey 28DL Regular User
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    Bonkersly beautiful. How the feck is that roof staying up!
     
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    Lenston Bajo Tierra
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    Very nice that.
     
  5. trailboss99

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    Lovely shots mate but that roof . . . eeeks!
     
  6. norfolkexplorer

    norfolkexplorer av u seen my marbels
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    Now that is one hell of a set of images :)
     
  7. GAJ

    GAJ Mr Muscle
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    Nice place this, I've even stood naked in one of the tunnels ;)

    Good stuff :thumb
     
  8. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    Gaj is there anywhere you havnt stood naked

    Good looking place that mate
     
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