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Granite Collection

Granite, the majestic rock that has stood the test of time and witnessed countless stories unfold

Background imageGranite Collection: Haytor Rocks, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Haytor Rocks, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGranite Collection: Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. September 1902

Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. September 1902
A view of the quarry face showing workers sitting on a granite block weighing an estimated 2, 738 tons. It was claimed to be the largest single block ever quarried

Background imageGranite Collection: Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A general view of Polkanuggo Quarry with steam traction engine BETA No 483 and workers posing for the camera. The traction engine was made around June 1885 by John Fowler of Leeds

Background imageGranite Collection: Quarry in Mabe or Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Quarry in Mabe or Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A view of the quarry face showing two workers with sledge hammers standing by a granite block that is being dressed. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageGranite Collection: Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park, California USA

Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park, California USA

Background imageGranite Collection: Buddon Wood, Mountsorrel, Swithland, Leicestershire

Buddon Wood, Mountsorrel, Swithland, Leicestershire
Sketch of the granite (or syenite) district viewed from Swithland Old Slate Quarry, including Buddon Wood, Mountsorrel, Kinchley Hill and Brazil Wood, Leicestershire

Background imageGranite Collection: Rough Tor Rocks, Bodmin Moor, near Camelford, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Rough Tor Rocks, Bodmin Moor, near Camelford, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGranite Collection: The Grey Man of Merrick, Galloway Hills, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

The Grey Man of Merrick, Galloway Hills, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGranite Collection: Buddha in meditation, Gal Vihara Rock Temple, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka, Asia

Buddha in meditation, Gal Vihara Rock Temple, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imageGranite Collection: The Minack theatre at Porthcurno in Cornwall, UK

The Minack theatre at Porthcurno in Cornwall, UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageGranite Collection: Upper Yosemite Falls cascades down the sheer granite

Upper Yosemite Falls cascades down the sheer granite walls of Yosemite Valley, the worlds longest unbroken fall, with the famous 8842 ft Half Dome in the distance, Yosemite National Park

Background imageGranite Collection: Nevada Fall, Half Dome and Liberty Cap, Yosemite National Park, California

Nevada Fall, Half Dome and Liberty Cap, Yosemite National Park, California

Background imageGranite Collection: USA, California, Yosemite National Park, Panoramic view of Merced River, El Capitan

USA, California, Yosemite National Park, Panoramic view of Merced River, El Capitan, and Cathedral Rocks in Yosemite Valley

Background imageGranite Collection: Buddon Wood, Kinchley Hill, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire

Buddon Wood, Kinchley Hill, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire
Sketch of the Swithland area of Leicestershire, looking north-east towards Buddon Wood, Kinchley Hill and Mountsorrel, by Reverend Baden Powell (1796-1860), father of Robert Baden Powell. 1859

Background imageGranite Collection: Haytor Rocks seen from Hound Tor, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

Haytor Rocks seen from Hound Tor, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGranite Collection: The Minack theatre at Porthcurno in Cornwall, UK

The Minack theatre at Porthcurno in Cornwall, UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageGranite Collection: Hay Tor rocks, Dartmoor, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Hay Tor rocks, Dartmoor, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGranite Collection: Ardconnel Terrace, Oban, Argyllshire, Scotland, McCaig Tower

Ardconnel Terrace, Oban, Argyllshire, Scotland, McCaig Tower
Ardconnel Terrace, Oban, Argyllshire, Scotland showing the McCaig Tower. Situated on the west coast of Scotland and built of Bonawe granite between 1897 and 1902

Background imageGranite Collection: Smooth granite pebbles on beach of Lake Superior, Whitefish Point, Upper Peninsula

Smooth granite pebbles on beach of Lake Superior, Whitefish Point, Upper Peninsula, Michigan

Background imageGranite Collection: Joshua Tree - in the Mojave desert, amongst granite rocks

Joshua Tree - in the Mojave desert, amongst granite rocks
ROG-11840 Joshua Tree - in the Mojave desert, amongst granite rocks. California, USA Yucca brevifolia Bob Gibbons Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageGranite Collection: USA, California, Yosemite National Park, Vernal Fall in spring from the Mist Trail

USA, California, Yosemite National Park, Vernal Fall in spring from the Mist Trail

Background imageGranite Collection: USA, California, Yosemite National Park, Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls at sunrise

USA, California, Yosemite National Park, Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls at sunrise

Background imageGranite Collection: Oak woodland on Dartmoor

Oak woodland on Dartmoor. Moss-covered stunted oak trees and rocks in Black-a-Tor Copse, a woodland area located at an altitude of around 380 metres in the West Okement River valley, Dartmoor, Devon

Background imageGranite Collection: Mt Kinabalu, Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

Mt Kinabalu, Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

Background imageGranite Collection: Reclining Buddha in Nirvana, Gal Vihara Rock Temple, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka, Asia

Reclining Buddha in Nirvana, Gal Vihara Rock Temple, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imageGranite Collection: Medieval clapper bridge made of four massive granite slabs crossing the East Dart River

Medieval clapper bridge made of four massive granite slabs crossing the East Dart River, constructed in the 13th and 14th centuries, Postbridge, Dartmoor, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGranite Collection: Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View viewpoint, with El Capitan, a 3000 feet granite monolith

Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View viewpoint, with El Capitan, a 3000 feet granite monolith on the left, and the Bridalveil Falls on the right, Yosemite National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Background imageGranite Collection: 15th New York Battery memorial, Gettysburg Battlefield

15th New York Battery memorial, Gettysburg Battlefield
Memorial to the 15th New York Battery, Gettysburg Battlefield. Photograph

Background imageGranite Collection: The Baths, large granite boulders, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

The Baths, large granite boulders, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageGranite Collection: Misty view at Hound Tor, Dartmoor, south Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Misty view at Hound Tor, Dartmoor, south Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageGranite Collection: USA -half dome seen through jeffrey's and whitebark pines. Yosemite National Park

USA -half dome seen through jeffrey's and whitebark pines. Yosemite National Park
ROG-11957 USA - half dome seen through Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi) and whitebark pines (Pinus albicaulis). Yosemite National Park, California

Background imageGranite Collection: Distant granite peaks of Mount Whitney (4416m)

Distant granite peaks of Mount Whitney (4416m), Sierra Nevada, California, USA, North America

Background imageGranite Collection: Deep Creek at William National Park, Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Deep Creek at William National Park, Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Background imageGranite Collection: Freeman & Sons dressing floor, probably Penryn, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Freeman & Sons dressing floor, probably Penryn, Cornwall. 1903-1904
Classical granite columns on the dressing floor of Freeman & Sons works. The man pictured is either Bernard Freeman or his brother. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageGranite Collection: Transporting granite blocks for King Alfreds statue to Penryn Station, Penryn, Cornwall. 1901

Transporting granite blocks for King Alfreds statue to Penryn Station, Penryn, Cornwall. 1901
Fowler traction engines 7974 and 9016 are pictured hauling blocks of granite from one of the Mabe quarries to Penryn Station, for onward transportation by train to Winchester, Hampshire

Background imageGranite Collection: Tresahor Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904

Tresahor Quarry, Constantine, Cornwall. 1903-1904
A general view of the quarry with the crane used for moving the granite blocks. Part of the Freeman & Sons, Penryn Collection. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageGranite Collection: Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. Around 1900

Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall. Around 1900
A view of the quarry face showing workers holding the tools of their trade while dressing stones. Blocks of granite are ready to be moved using the cranes based at the edge of the quarry

Background imageGranite Collection: Browda House, Linkinhorne, Cornwall. 1964

Browda House, Linkinhorne, Cornwall. 1964
A general view of Browda House, a Grade II listed building. It dates from the late 19th century but incorporating some of the original 17th century structure

Background imageGranite Collection: Half Dome mountain at sunset in Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Half Dome mountain at sunset in Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Background imageGranite Collection: Classic Tunnel-View, Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome. Yosemite, California, US

Classic Tunnel-View, Bridalveil Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome. Yosemite, California, US

Background imageGranite Collection: Bridal Veil Falls in Californias Yosemite National Park as seen from across

Bridal Veil Falls in Californias Yosemite National Park as seen from across the Merced River

Background imageGranite Collection: Mt. Huangshan in Anhui, China

Mt. Huangshan in Anhui, China morning

Background imageGranite Collection: Hippos Yawn Rock, Hyden, Western Australia

Hippos Yawn Rock, Hyden, Western Australia
Hippos Yawn is a rock near Wave Rock in Western Australia. The rocks resemblance to a yawning hippopotamus led to its name. It is about 12.6 meters tall and is located just out of the town of Hyden

Background imageGranite Collection: Ponies - grazing on Rough Tor, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK

Ponies - grazing on Rough Tor, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK
DAC-1388 Ponies - grazing Rough Tor, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK David Chapman Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageGranite Collection: Schoolboys sitting on The Table Rock, Glyder Fach, Snowdon

Schoolboys sitting on The Table Rock, Glyder Fach, Snowdon, North Wales Date: circa 1930s

Background imageGranite Collection: Union Street, built with Aberdeen Granite, Aberdeen Scotland, c1960s. Artist: CM Dixon

Union Street, built with Aberdeen Granite, Aberdeen Scotland, c1960s. Artist: CM Dixon
Union Street, built with Aberdeen Granite, Aberdeen Scotland, c1960s. Union Street is a major street and shopping thoroughfare in Aberdeen, named after the Acts of Union 1800

Background imageGranite Collection: Geological map of the European Alps, lithograph, published in 1897

Geological map of the European Alps, lithograph, published in 1897
Geological map of the European Alps. Lithograph, published in 1897

Background imageGranite Collection: Moon light over Sedona, Arizona

Moon light over Sedona, Arizona
During a near fullmoon, the landscape of Sedona Arizona glows under the stars of night. A long exposure created the ethereal mood, a view which cant be seen with the naked eye




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Granite, the majestic rock that has stood the test of time and witnessed countless stories unfold. From the towering Haytor Rocks in Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England to the breathtaking Yosemite Valley in California USA, granite's beauty knows no bounds. In Polkanuggo Quarry, Stithians, Cornwall during 1903-1904, workers tirelessly carved out blocks with precision and skill. The result? Structures that still stand strong today. And speaking of Cornwall, Rough Tor Rocks on Bodmin Moor near Camelford showcase nature's artistry at its finest. But granite isn't just confined to England; it stretches across borders and continents. In Mountsorrel, Swithland, Leicestershire lies Buddon Wood where granite formations create a mesmerizing landscape that captivates all who visit. The Minack Theatre at Porthcurno in Cornwall is a testament to human ingenuity as it stands perched upon rugged granite cliffs overlooking the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Its stage has witnessed countless performances under starry skies. Across oceans and cultures lies Gal Vihara Rock Temple in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. Here sits a serene Buddha statue in meditation atop a solid granite rock—a symbol of peace and tranquility amidst chaos. Back in Dartmoor National Park stands Hay Tor rocks—majestic sentinels guarding ancient lands steeped in history. Their weathered faces tell tales of centuries gone by while offering panoramic views over rolling hills. And let us not forget Nevada Fall cascading down Half Dome and Liberty Cap within Yosemite National Park's grandeur. Granite cliffs embrace these natural wonders with unwavering strength as they continue to inspire awe among visitors from around the world. From Europe to Asia and beyond, granite leaves an indelible mark on our planet's landscapes—a reminder of nature's resilience and endurance throughout time.