These guys have been carving amazing things out of solid blocks of stone for a long time now.
They are in one of the parks surrounding the main square. And have been carving on these chunks of stone since I got here. It has been a lot of fun watching the progress. Looks like this week will be the end of it. They are almost done with what they are making.
Just looked back I have been here almost 3 weeks. So they have been working on these pieces 7 days a week 12 hours or more a day for all that time.
You have to see it to believe it but except for the very beginning 10%. It is one little chip of stone at a time. It is a very, very slow process. Makes you wonder about all these amazing places all over the world built and carved from stone. There must have been thousands and thousands of stone carvers.
I am very glad I was able to see it happen on a daily basis!!! It will now make me realise when I see these magnificent places just how much time and thought went into them!!!