Graham Stephen

Graham Stephen

Posted on 06/28/2015

Photo taken on June  6, 2015

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Gilfach Ddu - 20150606 - 02 - from above Vivian Quarry

Gilfach Ddu - 20150606 - 02 - from above Vivian Quarry
“On the declivity of the mountain, and nearly opposite Dolbadarn castle, on the eastern side of the lake, are extensive slate quarries, the property of Thomas Asheton Smith, Esq. situated high among the rocks ; the mode of conveying the slates down the almost precipitous descent, to the margin of the lake, was formerly singularly awkward, and apparently very dangerous – The carts, each conveying about one ton of slates in winter, and two in summer, were drawn down a serpentine path by one horse in front, and one hooked on behind to counteract the rapidity of motion which other wise would endanger the whole. From the lake the slates were carted in great quantities to..." more...


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What an interesting tale of construction.
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Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautifully captured.
2 years ago.
Très belle vue panoramique
2 years ago.