Quarries, A scar on the landscape

Rock quarries are only beautiful to the society getting rich from them. They ravage the environment, they’re boring to look at, and they conjure up unbecoming images of the Flintstones.

Concerns about the impact of quarrying are hardly new. Complaints about quarrying activities were voiced as far back as the 1890s. The issues of concern haven’t changed over time – visual intrusion, damage to landscapes, traffic, smoke, noise, dust, damage to caves, loss of land, and a deterioration in water quality.

These are all realistic issues and need to be looked at, “BUT” I do like walking around Quarries especially disused ones. In Cornwall mining and quarrying have gone on for centuries and I have a huge choice of subjects. Below are a few of the quarries in walking distance from Padstow.

Its odd that every time I visit a quarry and walk around with my camera, I never see any other people.


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