Wednesday, June 24, 2015

How to transform a sad place in a magic place

You know one of those days when you're in bed, scrolling through the news feed on facebook and suddenly see a wonderful place, full of colors.. and you think 'where in the world is this place ? '
and then you find that it's actually closer than you thought ...And you ask yourself how come you didn't know about it's existence.. But well, the world is big enough and full of surprises, isn't it?
It's what happened to me with the Rubbio's quarries.
These abbandoned quarries created for the extraction of limestone were transformed in ART by Toni Zarpellon, a local artist, in 1989 after his personal exhibition. His idea was to give life to that place full of rocks so he started working on the first quarry and has named it 'the painted quarry'.. a mix of colorfull shapes, faces and signs. 
The second one instead it's more of a 'darker' place, the inhabited quarry (1991) where the artist used car reservoirs and gave life in other form ... faces but as I said .. in a darker way.
I actually felt observed. creepy, huh ? :) 

I really see this like the good side and bad side of an artist. I loved both of them .. and I couldn't stop but wondering how amazing that place actually is ... I love colors so it was like paradise for me .. and a very original idea. My respects to the Artist!









17 comments:

  1. This is such an amazing idea! I love the concept of creating beautiful places that would otherwise be forgotten.

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  2. That's a grea find -- I guess this proves that art can transform almost anything ...

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  3. WOW this is awesome! I love finding out about hidden spots like this. It sort of reminds me of Adobe Falls in San Diego!

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  4. This is so colourful, I love it! What an amazing place to find!
    http://traveliciousmemories.blogspot.it/2015/06/how-to-trasform-sad-place-in-magic-place.html

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  5. I can relate to your first paragraph, scrolling through facebook and realize that there are places around me worth a visit and I haven't gone to them yet. Being a tourist in your own country or own vicinity. Just tells me that there is always something more to explore and discover. I like this place by the way.

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  6. This is interesting! I never heard of this! This reminds me of Salvation Mountain in California. I haven't been there but hoping to go there sometimes this year since I only live about two hours away :) Check that place out too!

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  7. I just saw this on another blog recently and it was very surprising. It's definitely interesting and creative. And it's so colorful and wild.

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  8. Glad the artist was able to transform this place into something that's full of colors and creative inspiration!

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  9. Great reuse of a space! Lots of great colors and weird things to explore :)

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  10. Never heard of it but looks cool!

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  11. I love how beautiful this place looks with colors.

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  12. Wow this is so cool, we have a lot of old quarries here in the UK and most often they are places for people to climb in, we have done a lot in them ourselves.

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  13. Wow! I never knew this place existed! Fascinating, and beautiful colors.

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  14. Such a cool idea! What on earth will they think of next! Thanks for sharing the pics. It's one of those, you gotta see it to believe it kinda places!

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  15. This place ROCKS! (I'm sorry, not sorry... I had to do it. :D haha) I love an artists expression in places like this, it truly is an interesting sight! :)

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