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Report - Limestone quarry / mine - France - 09/2013

The Franconian

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During my last trip to France a parisien cataphil friend gave me the possibility to visit this not too big former limestone quarry uphill the Loire river, 300 km from Paris.
Since it's located in a small village with only few strangers passing by, maybe private and with a gate to someones backyard, this place had/has to be visited in dark, late night and careful.
I couldn't find any history, can only say that it had been a champignon farm for a while.
It's not the most interesting, but was worth the visit.
Have a look now, follow me the way around:

access information: through the bushes then down these stairs...
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...down here then
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the stone is not very hard and they got problems with instability in the area
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mind your head
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was this a way out, don't know what that wire things are ?
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a wine squeezer
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wine barrels were stored here
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view upward a shaft, all not too high
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balance
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tank
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lots of badger? shit, hundreds, along walls, digged, shitted but not covered, whyever in here
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I hid location and firm on this pic, manipulated
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ok, very interesting, I agree
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...voltage increases...
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? they painted the walls of the champignon cultivating area with this I think, but why so many colours, there were still more
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think they quarried the stone in big blocks ...
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...then might have cut it in pieces as needed
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this pillar starts to crack
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workplace to hew the stones
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seems they used green colour here
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roots
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plant growing out of badger shit, won't survive I think; but who knows
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back at entrance, shaft
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way out, see the scratches from the badger / always carry an empty beer box
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Much thanks to all who followed me 'till here, tell my thanks to those who left early for their good will please.
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addition:
Most of this pics are lid with a 680lm, 120°, warm white (3000kelvin) smd-led spot/ selfmade lamp, powered by 8xAA. ( or in combination with a torch)
Works fine for a few hours, but was a bit to bright for some close shots.
There a lower lumen and wider angle would have been needed.
Got a 180lm, 36° but broke it.
Don't go less than 3000 kelvin, it's going towards looking red
have a trial yourself
 
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