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The Crowning Glory

By Arvorphoto    
A pleasant evening yesterday albeit perched somewhat precariously testing out the new kit. Some six years plus since my last visit and again the sunset didn't quite live up to expectations.

The feat of engineering that is 'The Crowns' at Botallack

The lower engine house was built in 1835 to contain a beam engine to pump out and drain the mine.. The other, Pearce's Engine House, had a winding engine to work the inclined Boscawen Diagonal Shaft which ran out under the sea to a depth of 1360 feet.. It is said, on stormy days, the miners could hear the large boulders being rolled about on the sea floor above their heads..

One hell of a place to work!


Many thanks to those who have taken the time to look, vote and comment on on my recent uploads.

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Tags: Cornwall Uk Rocks Cliffs Landscape photography Seascape Sea Coast Tin Mine Botallack Copper The crowns Engine house Landscape and travel No people Cornish Mining World Heritage site Arvor Photography Daryl Hutchinson arsenic 2018 Cornish Mining Heritage Pearce's Engine House submarine mine

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saltireblue Plus
9 9.7k 36 Norway
27 Mar 2018 6:04PM
Such a long time since I've seen this scene captured. So good you got it without any people in the frame, although at that time of the day, the tourists were probably checking in to their hotels!

Malc

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