Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I KNOW, I KNOW...

One of the classic, unmissable sights of Cornwall is the Crowns engine houses perched on the cliff at Botallack  in the St. Just mining area along the north coast.   The history of the Crown mines is extraordinary with the mine shafts stretching 400 metres beneath the Atlantic at a depth of 500 metres which represents an astonishing physical and engineering achievement.   I was as impressed as anyone would be by the industrial legacy we have inherited from those heroic mining exploits of the past and yes I know, I know that this photo has been taken many times before.   But I couldn`t resist adding this one of my own.......



1 comment:

Ray Turner said...

Yes, it's a great pic of a mind-boggling historical achievement. Thanks for sharing it Snopper.