Faces in Stone

Over the past few years, I have enjoyed taking photos of faces carved in stone. Here are a few of them. Most are in limestone, particularly Salem Limestone, a rock unrivaled in its use in architectural faces. The one red one is in Portland, Connecticut, and carved in the Portland Formation, the 200-million-year old sandstone best known as the face of brownstone buildings in New York City and Boston. The Picassoesque face is in the Treuchtlingen Marble, or German limestone I mentioned the other day. The face is made from fossilized sponges. Hope you enjoy them.

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