14/11/2009

Slate Quarry











As I mentioned, last weekend we went to Wales and visited the Vivian Slate Quarry which is located on the east shore of Llyn Padarn in Snowdonia. This particular quarry is part of the extensive Dinorwic quarrying complex that functioned from the beginning of 1869 and operated through to the 1960s. From the beginning I was amazed with the fact that this very industrial in character complex is situated right in the middle of Snowdonia National Park, surrounded with the most beautiful scenery. Unfortunately being a kind of a scar on the mountainous landscape of the Llanberis Pass.

Another surprising thing was to see how people use this abandoned-looking place now. With time it changed into a kind of public park where people go walking, jogging and local climbers climb the walls of the quarry’s galleries.
More photographs soon.

2 comments:

hawasan said...

I like this place. Wish I could go there.

Malwina Witkowska said...

come with us next time :)