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Granite Boulder showing off. (Best on black)

Granite Boulder showing off. (Best on black)
I know. I've posted it before on Pano and probably on ipernity as well.
Sierra de La Cabrera granite.
It's the size of a minibus and a push won't budge it!

Thorsten Aurin, Marco F. Delminho, Marie-france Berthelé, Petar Bojić and 45 other people have particularly liked this photo


46 comments - The latest ones
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
Cor blimey !.... that's amazing.... makes you wonder how it came to end up like that... and remain there too.
Cheers from Dave.. in UK.
19 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to David G Johnson club
Thanks Dave! I reckon it is a remnant from a spell of granite quarrying many 100s of years ago. The tell-tale signs are there; see the serrations along the top of the boulder; the hand of man, I would hazard a guess!.
19 months ago. Edited 19 months ago.
 Tractacus
Tractacus club
Not sure I'd want to be standing under that on a windy day!
19 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Tractacus club
I make a point of eating my packed lunch directly under it!
:o)
19 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome capture!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
19 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, William!
19 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Çà tient en équilibre ********
Bon Dimanche.
19 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
I LUGHED ALOT !!

OH GRANITE.. BEAUTIFUL RANITE
19 months ago.
 sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s club
Truly amazing, Andy!
19 months ago.
 Sarah O'
Sarah O' club
WOW Andy, its possible we may have seen this but wow, its great to see it again, Its amazing that rock is staying in place Andy,,,, Have a great Sunday, it will be Father;s Day here tomorrow, Sunday,,,, kind wishes, Sarah
19 months ago.
 Eva Lewitus
Eva Lewitus club
Did you try?
19 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Eva Lewitus club
I have more respect for nature than that, Eva!
19 months ago.
 neira-Dan
neira-Dan club
houlà !! elle donne l'impression de pouvoir tomber bientôt
19 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to neira-Dan club
My guess is that it has been like that since about the 16th or 17th centuries, when granite was taken from here for building work. Not before, because the need for granite stone wasn't yet so great and not after because most traces of the quarrying has long gone. But where you see a serrated edge on a block of granite, you can be pretty certain that man has hacked chunks and slabs off it! It would have been some feat to get the very heavy stone back down to the towns on the plain!
19 months ago. Edited 19 months ago.
 Reyk
Reyk club
Das sieht gefährlich aus
19 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Stunning !!
19 months ago.
 Xata
Xata club
Impressive boulder... and photo, you can post views of this again and again!
19 months ago.
 Karl Hartwig Schütz
Karl Hartwig Schütz club
Be careful:)
19 months ago.
 HappySnapper
HappySnapper club
Defies gravity!
19 months ago.
 Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Impressionnante paysage!!
19 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
It looks so precarious, but if you say it's safe then that's OK ;-))
19 months ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
Interesting Views
19 months ago.
 Boro
Boro club
Superbe équilibre
19 months ago.
 Steve Paxton
Steve Paxton club
Reminds me of this

On a knifes edge

on an even smaller edge. every thing in nature is in balance...
19 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Steve Paxton club
Even more so than my picnic table, Steve!
www.ipernity.com/doc/2247598/43653618/in/album/1040438
19 months ago. Edited 19 months ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
Ooops! Don’t breathe!!! :) enjoy your sunday Andy!
19 months ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
je reste pas en dessous !!
19 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Oh wow - that would be quite devastating should it fall. Imagine the size of the crater when it landed.
19 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
!!!
19 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A captivating shot Andy........................such an amazing sight!
19 months ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
equilibrium¡¡¡¡
19 months ago.
 Thérèse
Thérèse club
depuis ce moment là, il est peut-être tombé !
19 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Thérèse club
I saw it 3 weeks ago from afar, Thérèse!
19 months ago.
 Gilbert H
Gilbert H club
En équilibre instable !
19 months ago.
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
Impressionnant !
19 months ago.
 cammino
cammino club
Hoffentlich hält er!
19 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
~~~Super comments and awards; thank you all!~~~
19 months ago.
 ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo club
Superbe cet équilibre .. mais surement plus pour longtemps..
j'ai même envie de le pousser pour qu'il tombe..
bonne semaine Andy
19 months ago.
 * ઇઉ *
* ઇઉ * club
I seem to remember you showing it here in a different perspective. Still breathtaking.
A great shot, Andy!
19 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
That really takes balance to a fine point!
19 months ago.
 Pat29
Pat29
That is wonderful Andy
19 months ago.
 Clickity Click
Clickity Click club
Ouy that is better seen showing off rather than falling off. Wonderful image Andy. Seen large on black really emphasizes the colors of the boulders. !
19 months ago. Edited 19 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Clickity Click club
Many thanks, Chris; I have added your recommendation to the title.
19 months ago.
Clickity Click club
has replied to Andy Rodker club
:)
19 months ago.
 Marie-france Berthelé
Marie-france Berthel… club
WHO has put that rock ???
19 months ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Marie-france Berthel… club
It was there oir a long time but man has carved all around it and just left this large piece! Thank you, Marie-France!
19 months ago.

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