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Photo essay: Worshiping stone

by ramintork
Last year I achieved one of my personal ambitions. I spent a week at the stone-carving workshop on the Island of Portland. Portland is a rock outcrop that stands out from the Dorset coast into the English Channel, linked to the mainland only by the great sweep of Chesil Bank. Portland was shaped by quarrymen. For centuries these men have carved the landscape and given it distinct contours. They also formed the local culture and even the superstition, for instance the word “Rabbit” is not used on the Island as running Rabbits were associated with falling Rocks and bad accidents. The course was at the Tout Quarry. I walked through a landscape part shaped by man part by nature. A series of gullies and wild plants and stacked up rocks. These plants were blown by the wind here and without any intervention had turned the landscape to a Garden of Eden>>>FULL TEXT

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Ramin, talk about hitting the nail on the head!

by Anonymous77 (not verified) on

Is that you in the picture?
'Love your passion and article.


Thanks Darius

by ramintork on

I'm too small to get Kudos, and even if I could I'm not sure if I would want it!

Being an agnostic, or a 'de facto atheist', nature is my faith, art and humanity my mantra, and I just wanted to share the passion.

Darius Kadivar

Bravo Ramin ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Kudos !