North Wales has a rich industrial heritage, probably best known for slate mining, but there were also copper and lead mines in existence.
Today’s post is really an experiment. Although I like the them I’m using on my blog I’m not too happy about the size of the images that are displayed. It was so different when I was using Flickr to host the images because you could just click on an image to see it full size. But that doesn’t happen now that I’m using the WP Media Server.
But I’ve been advised that there is a solution, so as an experiment let’s see if it works. Hopefully, once this is posted if you click on an image you will see a larger version.
Dorothea Quarry was one of the many quarries producing Welsh Slate, which was highly prized for its quality and shipped all over the world. Sadly like nearly all of the quarries, Dorothea no longer produces slate and has fallen into disrepair. At one time you could wander freely around these old quarries and there were some great photographs to be had, but increasingly they have become fenced off due to “elfin safety”.
Fortunately that industrial heritage has been preserved at the National Slate Museum, Llanberis. Here you can see the workshops and on the mountainside there is a marked trail through the quarry, fenced off either side, with magnificent views to the Snowdon Mountain Range.
I’ve just tested, using the preview button, as I’m writing this post in the WP desktop editor and it works.
Now you will be able to see a much larger version of my images if you click on them