Wheal Coates

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This is the well-preserved ruin of Towanroath Pumping Engine House. The Wheal Coates tin mines extended a long way below the sea bed and out to sea and these pumping houses had their work cut out to keep pace with the drainage requirements.

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Sifaki Maria on September 14

Wild beauty, magnificent colours! L+F, Maria

Andy Rodker on September 14

Many thanks Sikafi Maria, and thank you for the L+F!

All best wishes,


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Photo taken in St. Agnes Heritage Coast, Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 6, 2013
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Andy Rodker
    • Camera: Nokia N95 8GB
    • Taken on 2012/08/03 16:30:47
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 5.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • No flash