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Killhope Wheel

By Philip_H
Taken at the North of England Lead Mining Museum, also known as Killhope, an industrial museum near the village of Cowshill, County Durham, England. The museum stands on the site of the former Park Level Mine, which is being restored to show the workings of a 19th century lead mine. One of the main features of the reconstructed mine is the Killhope Wheel, a 10-metre-diameter metal waterwheel. This was constructed by the Tyneside firm of William Armstrong. Although other waterwheels were used in and around the mine, this was the largest, and the only one to survive the decades of neglect. It has now been restored to full working order.

In the image, I have deliberately left the sky white as I thought it suited the bleached timber and grey stone and the general mood of the scene.

Thanks for all the C&C's on my last upload from the Cotswolds.

Best wishes,

Tags: Architecture Waterwheel Mining County durham Wagon Lead mine Industrial museum Killhope Mining Museum North of england lead mining museum Killhope wheel William armstrong

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helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 5:49PM
Well composed with lots of interesting features in the image Smile

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 6:27PM
Recognised it in the thumbnail! It's a good place.
The bigger picture and the smaller picture combined here.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
19 May 2012 7:06PM
A well-worked composition, philip.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
19 May 2012 7:24PM
great comp.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
19 May 2012 8:43PM
This is a well composed image with lots and lots to look at--- supports your text very nicely!
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
20 May 2012 8:33AM
A well taken image and a good place for photography ,Mickbee would just love all the rust around there .

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