14/11/14 15:31 Filed in: Madrid | event
A few days ago, La Casa Encendida
organised a guided tour on Madrid's urban fossils as part of the URBAN TV
festival. In this event, everybody could see the fossils hidden in two monuments: Lope de Vega statue
, in front of La Encarnación and Cervantes monument
, on España Square. We also visited two underground stations clad in fossiliferous limestones: Ciudad Universitaria
19/09/14 19:52 Filed in: London | gastropods
Green Park Underground Station, in London, has recently undergone an extensive renovation. The new entrance and the pavement are now made of Portland Stone, a Jurassic limestone quarried on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. This stone has been widely used in London and elsewhere as a construction material since Roman times, and as a result it has become quite ubiquitous in this city.
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13/09/14 20:15 Filed in: Bucharest | bivalves
The Politehnica underground station of Bucharest subway hides a stunning collection of rudist bivalves on its pavement that ignored every day by most passengers. The pavement of this underground station has been paved with slabs of a red limestone that are very rich in fossils, particularly in bivalves of the rudist group.
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