This is an interesting textural photo Ian of presumably defunct industry. It has an intriguing title and therefore probably an intriguing history. Maybe you can tell me some more - I know you always have so much information :)
It's weard Ian, something like ruins of an old civilization but probably they haven't so many years... best regards, Edmundo
Aaah those ancient Aztec Smelter Ruins, eh Ian?
Interesting place, and that touch of terracotta here and there is most attractive.
As Amelia has requested: a little info would be nice. Or are you going to present us with another one of your Multiple Choice questionnaires again..???
Warmest wishes, Hazel
Dear Hazel, Edmundo and Amelia,
Aztec Civilization can move over, Hazel and Edmundo. The wealth of the Broken Hill mine exceeded the wealth of that civilization! No multiple choices here, for this place has been as renowned as the Rand, and it was here that BHP-Billiton had its principal beginning. Broken Hill Propriety began here, and diversified to become the "Big Australian" which more recently took over the British Billiton to create the largest mining company in the world today.
When I decided to visit Broken Hill mostly for the sake of my Panoramio friends, I decided that while I might take some photos that others had taken before, I would seek to present the essence of Broken Hill through some different images, and this is one. I am pleased therefore that you each have responded to it.
I commend the Wikipedia site on Broken Hill for further info or for a different look check out the Location Gallery on Film Broken Hill site.
And, btw, I am sure that Edmundo must be able to find some architectural interest in the structures of a long term mining centre, isolated in the Australian desert! It is architecture that is neither Latin American nor North American.
Fantastic colors in this picture.
Thanks Säm. I am pleased that this appeals to you, too.
European civilization in Australia...
I acknowledge that Australia is a European civilisation, and that I am a European Australian.
Hello Ian. This is a nice shot. You certainly get around don't you!!. Just been looking around at photo taken in the Outback and saw your photo. Very nice and well done. Kind REgards, Dvaid
I do, David, and I don't intend to sit idle, or to hang up my saddle! There are a few of my images of the interior around Broken Hill, Alice Springs, St George and in the Tanami! Hope they make you proud of our great land.
I am back in Australia again - for a couple of months.
Kind regards and Christmas greetings,
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