Wheal Coates Tin Mine, Chapel Porth, St Agnes, Cornwall

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Fizgig plus July 16, 2017, 08:47 AM
It's amazing those structures are still standing at all.... And the wildflowers are gorgeous =) Nice capture...
Andy Rodker July 16, 2017, 02:49 PM
Thank you, Fizgig. This Wiki link gives details.
Note that the tin mines went some way out under the sea. The miners had to climb all the way back up on ladders after a back-breaking stint in the mines! All best wishes,
raingirl July 16, 2017, 07:33 PM
When I see these type structures holding on way past their useful time, I wonder if there is anything we create now that will be able to persevere.

I like the grain in this photo. Works with the stone and water. (Was it windy?)

AlanDrury July 16, 2017, 07:45 PM
Hi Andy yes amazing they still stand a fitting tribute to Cornwall`s industrial past..Best wishes Alan.
Soeradjoen July 16, 2017, 08:24 PM
Reminders of hard times!!!
Andy Rodker July 16, 2017, 10:01 PM
Thank you Laura! Today inbuilt obsolescence is everywhere. Not in those days!
Windy? It was too long ago to remember (5 years) but I don't think so. Why?
Andy Rodker July 16, 2017, 10:04 PM
Thank you, Alan. Best wishes, Andy
Andy Rodker July 16, 2017, 10:05 PM
Indeed, John! Many thanks! Best wishes, Andy
Sonja July 17, 2017, 10:01 AM
Beautiful flowers! They will take it all back over time.
BJW July 18, 2017, 10:40 AM
A beautiful and most interesting photo!
Andy Rodker July 19, 2017, 08:40 PM
Sonja, thank you. Yes they will but not for many decades yet!
Andy Rodker July 19, 2017, 08:40 PM
Thank you, BJW. Best wishes, Andy
Marvin Matthews July 19, 2017, 11:45 PM
Truly a grand pix from another time. May it long stand !
Andy Rodker July 20, 2017, 06:51 AM
Many thanks, Marvin!
HerbRiddle September 10, 2017, 04:41 PM
How can I not love this one Andy.

Thank you for posting, Herb

Andy Rodker September 10, 2017, 07:38 PM
Thank you Herb!!!
Have a good week!
Fizgig plus October 25, 2017, 03:22 PM
This wonderful architectural photo would be a welcomed addition to
Architectural Marvels
Andy Rodker October 25, 2017, 08:34 PM
Many thanks, Fizgig!
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