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Dantes Road

By sherlob
Thanks for those who took time to either vote or comment on yesterdays panorama.

Tonight I fully expect this image to bomb - I just don't think its the usual epz fodder (More the reason to post it then! Wink)

This was taken at Bro Peris (I think) slate mine in the good company of Pete (Goggz). At heart of Bro Peris is a quarry pit of gigantic proportions. This image was taken using a 105mm telephoto lens from one edge of the pit looking across to the opposite wall. What appear as diagonal lines are actually shelves in the quarry face - and hunkered on them are blast huts - the huts used by the quarry workers to take shelter during the blasting of the quarry face. How many can you spot?

When I think of how terrifying it must have been to sit in one of these huts as the slate fell all around I remember just how fortunate we are today.



Tags: Photo journalism General Snowdonia Specialist and abstract Quarry Landscape and travel Slate mine Bro Peris Quarry Pit Blast Huts

Voters: Jonny5874, UrbaneMagick, mrswoolybill and 11 more

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3 May 2012 7:11PM
Like it a lot the horizontal lines (shelves),.... good stuff.

We went around the slate mine in honister in hte lake district when there last.......great value day out...adn a real eye opener to what people had to do to earn a crust!!


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3 May 2012 7:27PM
The thumbnail doesn't do this image justice...........Trev
SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
3 May 2012 7:44PM
Amazing. What conditions. Impressive quarry.
chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
3 May 2012 8:05PM
I think I spotted three of those hut things....but what gigantic proportions Adam,must have been a fab sight to see.
Suehh Plus
10 39 6 England
3 May 2012 11:53PM
This is beautiful! I love these old abandoned Welsh slate mines - the colour and texture is so unique and beautiful - wonderful capture - beautiful dereliction.
Mari Plus
14 1.8k United Kingdom
4 May 2012 11:45AM
A couple of months ago I was taking exactly the same pic Adam, how weird!

Really like this shot, because I love slate Smile although my great grandfather who was a quarry worker was killed in an explosion that went wrong in the quarry in Dinorwig many moons ago Sad

sherlob Plus
11 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
4 May 2012 11:52AM
Is it a case of 'great minds think alike' or 'fools seldom differ' Mari? Grin

I grew up in Barnsley where mining was the main industry. The dangers there were very real and many a miner lost their lives. Yet, mining if hidden from view the danger somehow less obvious. Here the scale of industry and a degree of the danger involved is obvious to anyone visiting the site. To me in left a lasting impression.

Thanks for the comments and votes.

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