Something Wonderful: Il Capo

Ran across this on FB a week or so ago. I watched it 4-5 times, each time in disbelief at the solid mass of marble being quarried, even though it's perfectly obvious that such masses must exist. It's like watching humans dismantle the foundation of a god's palace. ..bruce..

Posted by bfwebster at November 3, 2014 10:56 PM

Gobsmacked. You can understand why Michelangelo was so tireless in his quest for marble. It incites a lust for creativity nothing short of a man's innate desire and need to procreate.

Posted by Joan of Argghh! at November 4, 2014 6:17 AM

Sometimes watching the sausage being made whets the appetite.

Posted by Jewel at November 4, 2014 6:49 AM

I think there's an Ayn Rand thing here.

Posted by Gordon at November 4, 2014 9:07 AM

That is cool. To see and feel that.

Posted by Frogdaddy at November 4, 2014 9:08 AM

I had the good fortune to spend some time growing up in Dekalb County Georgia. Just a few miles down the road from Stone Mountain. (Look It Up) I worked in a granite quarry starting at thirteen years old. Learned a few lessons about hard work there. You got paid by the ton. There is a beauty to cutting stone that is displayed in that video. We cut blocks that were used in retaining walls and paving. A rock drill and steel wedges, along with a twenty-five pound hammer. I still miss it some days. I learned that my hammer and I could turn one hundred tons of granite into several dump truck loads of wall. That video made me smile. I understood sculpture from an early age.

Posted by Ken B at November 5, 2014 3:41 PM