Category Archives: industrial

Pleasure of Ruins / 3 Cornwall’s tin mines

After posting Postcards from my Past 3 about Cornwall’s old mines, I wanted to convert some of the old mine images into monochrome. I decided they looked pretty good, so here they are ….. After the Welsh mines, the Cornish

Pleasure of Ruins / 3 Cornwall’s tin mines

After posting Postcards from my Past 3 about Cornwall’s old mines, I wanted to convert some of the old mine images into monochrome. I decided they looked pretty good, so here they are ….. After the Welsh mines, the Cornish

Postcards from my Past / 3 Cornwall’s Old Mines

Cornwall’s Old Mines The year after the visit to Wales and seeing the haunting ruins of Nant Gwytheyrn, I had some different ruins to feast my eyes on… The tricky bit with memory is remembering what age you were…. I

Postcards from my Past / 3 Cornwall’s Old Mines

Cornwall’s Old Mines The year after the visit to Wales and seeing the haunting ruins of Nant Gwytheyrn, I had some different ruins to feast my eyes on… The tricky bit with memory is remembering what age you were…. I

The view through my porthole….

When I was away recently, I was intrigued one night by the view from my porthole when docked in Havana. May of the buildings at the port were old disused warehouses, or so it seemed. But this dilapidated building had

The view through my porthole….

When I was away recently, I was intrigued one night by the view from my porthole when docked in Havana. May of the buildings at the port were old disused warehouses, or so it seemed. But this dilapidated building had

Traces of the Past – cathedral for slate

Years ago, I came across this amazing, ruined cathedral like structure in the middle of nowhere in North Wales. Ynyspandy slate mill was built in 1855 to create roofing slate from the rock mined at the Gorseddau quarry. No expense

Traces of the Past – cathedral for slate

Years ago, I came across this amazing, ruined cathedral like structure in the middle of nowhere in North Wales. Ynyspandy slate mill was built in 1855 to create roofing slate from the rock mined at the Gorseddau quarry. No expense

Seascapes from my Cornish Tin Mine album

Today Paula has asked us to show Seascape…so I have selected 4 images from years ago, scanned in from slides, alas not the best quality. The sunset shot was taken by my late father on Perutz film, and the slide

Seascapes from my Cornish Tin Mine album

Today Paula has asked us to show Seascape…so I have selected 4 images from years ago, scanned in from slides, alas not the best quality. The sunset shot was taken by my late father on Perutz film, and the slide

Mostly Grey….

Ailsa has asked us to consider Grey for this week’s travel theme… I have journeyed in time and space, to a mine in North Wales in the late 1970s on a dull, wet, grey day: …and to another mine in

Mostly Grey….

Ailsa has asked us to consider Grey for this week’s travel theme… I have journeyed in time and space, to a mine in North Wales in the late 1970s on a dull, wet, grey day: …and to another mine in

Thursday’s Special: Patterns

This week’s Thursday’s Special is about Pattern. Here are some repeating patterns of broken windows in an abandoned mill (and a recurring pattern in my life is searching out ruins, derelict, abandoned places). Presented in black & white to focus

Thursday’s Special: Patterns

This week’s Thursday’s Special is about Pattern. Here are some repeating patterns of broken windows in an abandoned mill (and a recurring pattern in my life is searching out ruins, derelict, abandoned places). Presented in black & white to focus