As we made our way home on Friday, I stopped to take a photo of the quarry by the train station (about 6 or 7 km from the point upon which the town is centered. I strongly suspect that this is the source of the lovely igneous rock which made up the walls in my last post.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
more rocks seen whilst at the short course
On Thursday afternoon I made a bit of time to do a longer walk around Verbania. In the course of the walk I found a variety of other locations wherein retaining walls were built upon outcrop, giving a good idea of how much material must have been removed in order to put in the roads. I like the way the bottom of the wall changes with the underlying ground, but the top stays smooth.