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PUMEX Spa, the place of pumice stone, Lipari, Italy

Pumex was one of the world leading pumice-stone industry since 1958. Then, Aeolian Islands were declared UNESCO Heritage.  Nowadays in Pumex area you still find a few traces of what was pumice extraction and processing.

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The factory from the sea side

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Wind and sea erosion on the abandoned factory

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The piers for cargo loading

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Old power for the conveyor belts

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In the engine rooms: rusty wheels and pistons

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Inside the factory: pumice still covers every floor

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In the warehouse: last pumice, empty bags.

Posted by lorenzoborghi on October 11, 2014

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