July 8, 2019

Monday Geology Picture: Travertine Wall

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

A decorative travertine stone on a the front of a building in Brisbane, Australia.

Wow, the past couple of months have been busy! I spent most of May and June travelling for work. Life has calmed down now, so it’s time to resume my blogging… and try to stick with it a little better for the rest of the year!

To kick off some blogging, here’s a picture of a beautiful decorative travertine stone on the front of a building. I took this picture earlier today when I was walking around downtown Brisbane, Australia. There are quite a few beautiful decorative stones on various buildings in Brisbane… I’ll have to take some more pictures to share.

In this picture, you can see the various layers that were deposited from natural spring waters over time. The layers have been tilted 90 degrees — they would have originally been flat-lying.