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Rustic

 

Honister Slate Mine

The Lake District

North West England

 

 

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Rustic

 

Honister Slate Mine

The Lake District

North West England

 

 

photoblog image England 2018 31  B.jpg

 

photoblog image England 2018 30  B.jpg

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Oct 2018, 00:59
Attractively documented, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ray! It's a pretty cool place!
  • Harry
  • USA
  • 2 Oct 2018, 02:26
this is a great "old western" scene, worthy as a set for a cowboy movie
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Interesting comment, Harry... I hadn't thought about it... I suppose without the fading bracken on the hills, I see what you mean!
I like this. Nice and moody, feels like I am there
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Rob! I'm so pleased!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 2 Oct 2018, 05:22
such a unique space
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Truly! There's also a cafe, and a little gift shop where they sell things made from the slate. I think they make most of their money from custom orders... signs, table wear, etc.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 2 Oct 2018, 06:27
Well this is a different sort of place to visit, I'll give you that!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I love places like this! They have a cafe and a gift shop.. and being right at the top of the pass, you can see right down the valley which is beautiful!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 2 Oct 2018, 07:23
It looks well Kempt.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is... Clean and warm inside!
Un site très interessant ,j'aime beaucoup la première photo ..
Bonne journée
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is fascinating, Claudine! Thank you!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Oct 2018, 07:41
The Honister Slate Mine is is the last working slate mine in the UK and its produces now attract a hefty price premium. The slate has a greener colouring than that from the former huge slate quarries of North Wales. I like your second shot especially with the rust. That area is rather damp for corrugated iron smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - it's wonderful, but I did notice the gift shop was a bit spendy! It didn't stop me from buying a few things though! smile
Thank you, Alan- that rust is beautiful isn't it!
Is this still a working mine? Like the pictures they are full of atmosphere
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes sir, it is! The last working slate mine in the UK!
The place is worth a visit if you're ever in the Lakes! They've a little cafe- not fancy but the food is good... and a gift shop. And is just kinda cool!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Oct 2018, 08:35
Yes, slate is still an important material, in Germany many roofs are covered with slate tiles. You give a good impression of this old place.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes it is, Philine! I love it - this slate is a bit green, which gives it an interesting appearance. Thank you!
It's good to see this mine still working, the first time I came across it was back in 1960 on a school 'educational' holiday, we hiked across that hill at the back to somewhere or other.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yea, I think so too!
The hills there are just lovely - it would have been a nice hike!
Fabulous rustic look and textures.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ruthie!
You captured this very well Elizabeth.It is quite a place.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Frank - I appreciate your approval - you know it well!
The field behind the shelter is so beautiful there. That is a postcard of a shot.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Mary! Thank you - I really appreciate your comment!
Still producing?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes, indeedy! The last one in the UK
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 2 Oct 2018, 23:08
A rustic scene indeed with the use of slate throughout! I love the view of the descending hill in the background.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Truly - I just love all the slate and rust!
Thank you so much, Steven!
A real sense of history...

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