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


18 comments so far...

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.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheal_Coates
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,
Andy
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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