I will admit to having a complete fascination with the cave, even though I’ve never seen it. The French government has a website that will take you on a virtual tour of the cave, since it is closed to the public. You can read the story of the cave and see the paintings. You can also read about the project to build a replica of the cave so that tourists will once again be able to view, if not the original, at least a close facsimile.
I didn’t know why the cave had been closed in the first place, but it appears that it has a lot to do with the fact that the tourists have to breathe! The carbon dioxide levels are a great deal of the problem, since cave air doesn’t circulate as well as that above ground.
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Your blog looks fantastic
Come and pay a visit some time
Have you seen the Grotto Chauvet. http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/chauvet/en/index.html Along with others it has wonderful cave paintings as well. From the first time I saw the cave art at Lascaux I have been enraptured by the capturing of strength and power of the few markings and shadings involved. As dramatic as anything that has been produced since then. I would really like to explore some of dynamism in my own art. Shirley