Naxos_MarbleEdward Burtynsky cararra quarryScreen Shot 2015-10-13 at 18.51.35Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 18.48.51The quarry is the perfect example of landscape as architecture. This is building not as a presence but as a void, where land is removed one block at a time. The photographer Edward Burtynsky likens dimensional quarries to ‘inverted pyramids’. This rock cut landscape as architecture is evident in the oldest buildings on earth: the temples at Petra, the caves of Cappodocia… In the episode Par Condicio of the hit tv series Il Commissario Montalbano, the Inspector arranges a forum between two warring families in the subterranean cut-marble chamber (around 1h19’30”).