Looking across Llyn Peris to the vast remains of the Dinorwig Slate Quarry. It is a large former slate quarry, now home to the Welsh National Slate Museum, located between the villages of Llanberis and Dinorwig in north Wales. It 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 with 20 galleries in each and a number of ancillary workings. Extensive internal tramway systems connected the quarries using inclines to transport slate between galleries.
At its peak in the late 19th century, “when it was producing an annual outcome of 100,000 tonnes”, Dinorwic employed over 3,000 men and was the second largest opencast slate producer in the country. Although by 1930 its working employment had dropped to 2,000, it kept a steady production until 1969.
Slate shed high on the Inclines at the former Dinorwig Quarry at Llanberis.
A welcome return stay at Chateau Rhianfa this weekend. This fabulous 5 star Hotel is a real retreat from the world at large.
A narrow gauge railway line hangs in space high above Llanberis at the former Dinorwig Slate Quarry, once the second largest in the world.
More information about Dinorwic Quarry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinorwic_Quarry
Old & New architecture collide in this shot from Manchester City Centre.
The entrance to Chinatown in Manchester. It is the third largest Chinese community in Europe and contains many Chinese Restaurants, Bakeries, Shops & Supermarkets.
More information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinatown,_Manchester
A wide angle view of the Tabernacl Chapel in Upper Mostyn St, Llandudno. The Chapel is now only open for special events.
The Queen Victoria Memorial in Happy Valley, Llandudno, taken as the fog rolls in from the Irish Sea.
After a very bright & sunny morning, an eerie fog descended upon Llandudno this afternoon.
The brutalist concrete structure at Trefor Quarry, a prominent landmark on the north coast of the Lleyn peninsula.