Rock Garden: Italy, Spain & Serbia
These rocks are from my father’s collection, which we have both been adding to over the years. 1. Marble. Carrara, Italy (2005) From the marble-filled hills of northern Tuscany, which glisten white in the sun. Because of the incredible quality of these stones Michelangelo used them almost exclusively in his sculptures.
2. Marble. Montserrat. Spain (2011) From the multi-peaked mountains of Montserrat, home of the Santa Maria Abbey, which was a place of refuge for scholars, politicians and artists during the oppressive Franco regime. Montserrat literally means 'saw (tool) mountain'.
3. Marble. Belgrade, Serbia (2007) From the renovation site of the St. Sava Church in downtown Belgrade. This sacred Christian Orthodox spot is where the remains of St. Sava were burnt by the Ottoman Turks in the 16th century.
See also, Volcanic Rock Garden