Places and photographs
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Braichmelyn Slate Quarry
Overgrown spoil heap
Wasps' nest at the foot of a tree on the rim of the quarry pit
Written by Graham Stephen
July 26, 2011 at 6:55 pm
Posted in Flora and Fauna, Industry/Engineering, Landscape
Tagged with Bethesda, Braich Melyn Forest, Quarry, Slate, Wales, Wasp
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Lovely photography, as we have become accustomed to from you. I love these really old workings where the tips have partially grown over; the photos are extremely evocative. The moss grown walls of the pit are wonderful. I couldn’t find any mention of the quarry in AJR’s Slate Gazetteer, but there is a small album on AditNow: http://www.aditnow.co.uk/album/Braichmelyn-Slate-Mine-User-Album/
The wasps’ nest is very well captured and very beautiful… bravely done!
July 27, 2011 at 10:35 am
Thanks, Iain. I couldn’t really find out very much about this one at all. It is a very atmospheric spot – quite close to the edge of the forest, but wonderfully overgrown: very much a ‘lost’ place.
July 27, 2011 at 11:29 am
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