Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

04 Mar

All over Cornwall are the abandoned engine houses from the days when Cornwall was the world centre of tin and copper mining. The area where we are has World heritage status and these buildings are the iconic remains of the industry.

Abandoned engine house

Abandoned engine house, Wheal Uny

Baronet's Engine House

Baronet’s Engine House built 1866

The Crowns, Botallack

The Crowns, Botallack


Wheal Coates in the glow of sunset

Wheal Coates in the glow of sunset

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17 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

  1. Choc Chip Uru

    March 5, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    A perfect photo to capture abandonment.

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. kerlund74

    March 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Amazing colors in the last photo:)

  3. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    March 5, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    so majestic

  4. Our Growing Paynes

    March 4, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    This is fascinating. I love old buildings and their history.

  5. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    March 4, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    tin and copper mining…no more??? depleted it all???…love the abandoned stone buildings… “engine house”… what was that used for???

  6. theamateurcamera

    March 4, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Wonderful photos, especially the last in the glow of the setting sun! 🙂

  7. sustainabilitea

    March 4, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Love them!! The color in the last one is wonderful.


  8. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy

    March 4, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I love your photos.

  9. Island Traveler

    March 4, 2014 at 3:56 pm


  10. jotsfromasmallapt

    March 4, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Absolutely stunning.
    Absolutely absolutely….

  11. Lou O'hara

    March 4, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    It was a pleasure to see this in my inbox…. what delightful photographs.. when I saw the word Abandoned I got excited and now I am even more excited.. so thank you x


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