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From the Opus 40 web page (www.opus40.org/): “In 1938, Harvey Fite (1903-1976), one of the founders of the Bard College Fine Arts Department, purchased an abandoned quarry (reportedly for $250) in the town of Saugerties, NY, in Ulster County, about 100 miles north of New York City. Over a period of 37 years he created the monumental world-acclaimed 6 ½-acre bluestone sculpture now known as Opus 40. During this period he also acquired additional land (70+ acres today) and built several structures, including a beautiful large wood home, a studio, garage, blacksmith shop and the Quarryman’s Museum, home of his unique collection of historic quarrying tools. Constructed by this one man, using dry-key stone techniques adapted from the Mayans, Opus 40 is made from millions of pieces of indigenous bluestone, laid by hand, creating a labyrinthine world of finely fitted stone, swirling with ramps and terraces constructed around pools and trees and fountains, rising out of bedrock a half mile deep.” Located near the Catskills, Opus 40 is located at 50 Fite Road in Saugerties NY.  Barbara has mentioned Opus 40 several times in the past.  Being a rock hound she had heard about it.  I never had until she brought up the subject.  We found ourselves with time and nothing planned so we went. This time I will let the photos speak for themselves.  The views of the area and Overlook Mountain are worth the drive alone.  Seeing what one person can do when inspired is really amazing.
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See some art

From the Opus 40 web page (www.opus40.org/): “In 1938, Harvey Fite (1903- 1976), one of the founders of the Bard College Fine Arts Department, purchased an abandoned quarry (reportedly for $250) in the town of Saugerties, NY, in Ulster County, about 100 miles north of New York City. Over a period of 37 years he created the monumental world-acclaimed 6 ½-acre bluestone sculpture now known as Opus 40. During this period he also acquired additional land (70+ acres today) and built several structures, including a beautiful large wood home, a studio, garage, blacksmith shop and the Quarryman’s Museum, home of his unique collection of historic quarrying tools. Constructed by this one man, using dry-key stone techniques adapted from the Mayans, Opus 40 is made from millions of pieces of indigenous bluestone, laid by hand, creating a labyrinthine world of finely fitted stone, swirling with ramps and terraces constructed around pools and trees and fountains, rising out of bedrock a half mile deep.” Located near the Catskills, Opus 40 is located at 50 Fite Road in Saugerties NY.  Barbara has mentioned Opus 40 several times in the past.  Being a rock hound she had heard about it.  I never had until she brought up the subject.  We found ourselves with time and nothing planned so we went. This time I will let the photos speak for themselves.  The views of the area and Overlook Mountain are worth the drive alone.  Seeing what one person can do when inspired is really amazing.
Add your one line caption using the Image tab of the Web Properties dialog Opus 40
September 6, 2014
“Leave only footprints, take only memories” (...and maybe some pictures)