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The view from work

By Arvorphoto    
One from saturday evening about 30 mins before sunset, with a brisk westerly pushing the rollers in.
A feat of engineering to build these. The lower engine house was built in 1835 to contain a beam engine to pump out and drain the mine.
The other house had a winding engine to work the inclined 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!

Hope you like it

Tags: Sunset Cornwall Atlantic Tin mines Botallack Landscape and travel Engine houses Crashing sea

Voters: morpheus1955, fazzer, Henners88 and 17 more

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Henners88 12 204 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 10:16AM
The exposure on the sea works well, a nice image.
Henry Smile
Richsr 14 91 223 England
29 Nov 2011 1:42PM
Like the light and good water movement to match the moody in this, works well
regards Richard
CHRISB911 15 54 1
17 Apr 2012 11:45PM
so much atmosphere very well put together
chris b

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