Industrial North Wales

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... Continue Reading →

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I’m Off Again–14 Days In Japan

My flight is booked, I’m off to Japan in two weeks time and I suspect I’m going to use all of my memory cards for the camera during my two-week trip. My base is going to be Hiroshima whilst I’m in Japan but I will be travelling around. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity... Continue Reading →

52 in 2016 Week 5 Shadows.

I don't know what's going on with WordPress at the moment, but in the last week every comment notification has ended up in my Junk Mail. But it's not only that. In some case I'm not being notified that a comment has been posted on my blog. So I'd like to apologise if it takes... Continue Reading →

52 in 2015 Week 12 Metal

Straight away I knew where I was going to get the photographs for this weeks 52 challenge. The workshops at the National Slate Museum in Llanberis. Not only that I knew I was going to give both the photographs a grungy HDR look. Not to everyone’s taste but as I’ve said before “My Photograph, My ... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall

I’m way behind with this weeks challenge post. It’s Saturday, the folks at WordPress have already issued next weeks challenge and I’m still trying to get last weeks completed. Time has been conspiring against me and so I’ve had to rush this post. I’ve not been out much with the camera in the last month.... Continue Reading →

Dark and Grungy

In their time the workshops for Dinorwic Quarry must have been dark and grungy places. Poorly lit, smoke and dust in the air, tremendous amount of noise from the machinery and blacksmiths furnaces, all must have contributed to the dark and grungy atmosphere. Nowadays those same workshops have become the National Slate Museum and on Wednesday... Continue Reading →

Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

Dinorwig Slate Quarry was the second largest slate quarry in Wales, indeed in the world, after the neighbouring Penrhyn Quarry. It covered more than 700 acres (2.8 km2) consisting of two main quarry sections. At its peak in the late 19th century, "when it was producing an annual outcome of 100,000 tonnes", Dinorwig employed over... Continue Reading →

A Walk On The Hill Side

The area around the National Slate Museum at Llanberis, North Wales is both beautiful and rugged. In the winter snow-capped mountains roll down to icy frozen lakes. In the spring as the snow melts fabulous waterfalls drop down the side of mountains and hills to the lakes below. So on the way home from the... Continue Reading →

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