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!!! 

THE PROGRESSION FROM A BLOCK OF STONE
THE PROGRESSION FROM A BLOCK OF STONE

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TO THIS THE FINISHED PIECE
TO THIS THE FINISHED PIECE

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