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Out of Queenstown

Out of Queenstown
This road runs from Queenstown in Tasmania to the nearby mine at Mt Lyell, before continuing to Hobart and the east coast. I took the shot primarily because it shows at close hand how smelter fumes over the past century have cleared the vegetation, which would once have been lush, while the devastation has been made complete by heavy rainfall removing the soil from the bare earth.

Happy Fence Friday!

slgwv, krancmm (away until September), Pat H, Annemarie and 4 other people have particularly liked this photo


9 comments - The latest ones
 RHH
RHH club
That is incredible and sad. Beautiful shot, though. We have some areas int he Cascades where gold-mining has poisoned the lakes and the landscape.
7 years ago.
 Gianni.Elia
Gianni.Elia
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7 years ago.
 beverley
beverley club
o0o that is sad to read about ... no wonder
Mother Nature is angry at the moment oOo

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7 years ago.
 Tacheles
Tacheles
I like riding the lane with a Chopper under my bums right now. ;))
7 years ago.
 beverley
beverley club
ADMIRED in LANDSCAPES 4U

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7 years ago.
 Rita Guimaraes
Rita Guimaraes
Excellent shot and sad registration.
7 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Wonderful view!

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7 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
beautiful this leading road.......
7 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Many thanks, everyone for your kind comments and faves on this. I'll be 'kind' and suggest that there may not have been the requisite environmental awareness in the late 1800s. There would be no excuse today for this kind of damage!

Yes, the roads of Tasmania are great for motorcycles (and motoring enthusiasts in general) and we saw several large groups touring around.
7 years ago.

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