Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The Things They Left Behind 3 - Heatherlie Quarry

This post continues from yesterdays - this old quarry site was abandoned  and reopened on a number of occasions, but today its story is told mainly by the equipment that was left behind.




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22 comments:

Revrunner said...

Great sculpture material!

Mary Hone said...

I love to see old paces like that. So interesting.

Linda W. said...

Isn't it fun to come across long-forgotten items in the woods?

ladyfi said...

Rusted and yet somehow lovely!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! I love finding old place/things like this, too!! Great pics for the day as always, Stewart! Enjoy your new week!!

Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
Beautiful old rusty material.
Best regards, Irma

Fun60 said...

There is a rustic beauty to these old pieces of machinery.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Immediately brought back memories when I was a little kid...staying in my great grandmother's cabin in a silver mining ghost town in Northern New Mexico ...climbed through the fence to get near the closed mine...loved to dig through the junk pile. Came home with more scrap iron than you'd ever believe. Wish I'd had a camera back in those days.

Felicia said...

wonderful rusty rubbish

Bethany Carson said...

Neat shots!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This reminds me of a lot of what we saw in Alaska ... many artifacts left behind along the Klondike Trail and other mining sites. And abandoned in people's yards too for that matter.

You made art out of the leftovers though!!!

Jim said...

It's good to recycle.

Montanagirl said...

Some great finds there. It's really interesting what gets left behind!

eileeninmd said...

Stewart, it is fun to come across these kinds of finds..Great shots! Have a happy week!

carol l mckenna said...

Fascinating post and great shots of the vintage items!


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EG CameraGirl said...

Hey, Stewart, I'm a big fan of these kinds of photos! Nice work.

maryaustria said...

There is a kind of beauty in all these rusty things.

Andrea Priebe said...

I love old rusted equipment ... they have such a story to tell if only we could read them. These are great pictures, Stewart and quite a contrast to yesterday's orchid. That orchid, I must say, would give the real Mantis (praying that is) a start. Very unique. Is this a place close to your home and what else does it have to offer ... seems like a interesting spot to visit. Be well,

Andrea @ From The Sol

Jill Harrison said...

I love old bits of rusted machinery too. Such lovely textures and stories.
Have a great week.

Dina said...

As an archaeology worker, I would love to find such old and interesting things just lying around!

Margaret Adamson said...

When I see old things like these, I wonder about all the stories behind them. The rustiness always leads to great shots.

CountryMouse said...

I love seeing old bits and pieces, it makes you wonder at why they were left. On the other hand, what litterers humans are :)