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Botallack Crowns, Mine building at Botallack, Cornwall

Botallack Crowns, Mine building at Botallack, Cornwall

Below are 2 images of the Botallack Crowns Mine at Botallack, near St Just in Cornwall. The first image was taken in October 2020 and the second image, Photography unknown, was taken circa 1860’s and shows the mine in its hayday.

For those that dont know the Botallack Crowns Mine at Botallack are Cornish Tim Mines, the Building on the left housed a pumping engine which removed water from the mine, while the building on the right housed a lifting engine which was used to bring materials and transport men in and out of the mine,

These days the buildings stand on the edge of the cliffs defiant at whatever weather the Celtic Sea can throw at them and on the days I was there in October there were 40-50mph winds and I have been there before when its been to windy to hold a camera to take pictures of waves rising over the higher of the two buildings.

The second image shows all the workings and buildings which were on the site in the mines hayday and shows just how extensive these buildings were. This photo is available at Geevor mine. If you are interested in Tin Mining or mining heritage in Cornwall it is well worth a visit.

Botallack Crowns Mine
Original Photographer unknown

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Photo date: 1st October 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo / Unknown

St Michaels Mount, Marazion, Cornwall

St Michaels Mount, Marazion, Cornwall

I go to Cornwall a lot as its my soul food place and one of the place I like to visit is St Michaels Mount, Marazion.

For those who don’t know, St Michaels Mount is tidal island in Mounts Bay at Marazion, close to Penzance. At low tide a causeway is exposed which allows vehicular and pedestrain access to the island.

The castle on the island is the home of the St Aubyn family who have a long lease of the castle which is now owned and managed by the National Trust.

This photo was taken just before low tide and as such you can see the causeway is still partly covered by water.

If you want to visit St Michaels Mount then at the moment the island is closed sue to Covid restrictions, October 2020, but I am sure it will be open soon.

St Michael Mount, Marazion as seen from the causeway

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Photo date: 3rd October 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

Scillonian 3, the Sciliy isles ferry

Scillonian 3, the Sciliy isles ferry from Penzance to St Mary’s

Picture if the Scillonian 3 ferry which is the main Sciliy isles passenger ferry from Penzance to St Mary’s I’m the Sciliy isles.

Hee she is in Penzance harbour sat on the bottom at low tide.

There were 50mph winds a choppy seas on the 2nd October 2020 and perhaps because of this she was moored here. She is usually moored against the main harbour sea wall.

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Photo date: 2nd October 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

Mahatma Gandhi Statue, Manchester

Mahatma Gandhi Statue, Manchester. Near Manchester Cathedral

Somewhere i’ve been meaning to visit for a while is the Mahatma Gandhi Statue in Manchester. Located near Manchester Cathedral the 9ft tall statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in November 2019.

Its very rare I go to this end of the city but on the 19th September I walked round the city centre for a few hours and got to see the statue.

As you can tell my dog was quite happy to sit and pose with the great man, Gandhi, but dont think she wanted to go for a walk with him.

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Photo date: 19th September 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

Swan Building murals, Manchester

Mural on Swan Building, Cable Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

The Swan Builidng on Cable Street is home to a series of Managed offices but it is also home to 2 of the best and largest murals in the city of Manchester.

The bottle mural is located on one end of the building (Cross Keys street) and the man is on the other end of the builidng (Oldham Road).

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Photo date: 19th September 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

Excuse my Depression, it has a mind of its own

Excuse my Depression, it has a mind of its own Street Art

I love to walk round the cities of the world and I also like street art, or graffiti as some might call it. I though this one titled, Excuse my Depression, it has a mind of its own, was quite relevant.

This is located on the corner of Faraday Street and Spear Street behind the Hive building.

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Photo date: 20th September 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

Band on the Wall, Manchester

Band on the Wall, Manchester music venue

The Band on the Wall is one of Manchester longest serving music venues with over two centuries of musical history. From the original George and Dragon public house to todays vibrant music venue. The Band on the Wall gets its unusual name from when as The George and Dragon pub regulars refer to the venue as the ‘Band on the Wall’ as house musicians quite literally played on a stage halfway up the wall. This was to make room in the busy pub.

More information can be found here.

Official Band on the wall website.

Band on the Wall

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Photo date: 19th September 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

Vimto Sculpture Manchester

Vimto Sculpture, Vimto Park, Manchester

I’ve walked up and down Sackville street on many occasions and never noticed the Vimto Sculpture in Vimto Park, Manchester. Located just off Granby Row in front of the Sackville Street Building now part of the University of Manchester site.

Sitting in between the Sackville Street Building and the railway lines is Vimto Park in which sits the Vimto Park Sculpture which depicts a large bottle of Vimto and the fruits which go to make up this delicious Manchester drink which was first made on Granby Row on which Vimto Park sits. Click this link to find out more about Vimto.

Vimto park is now used as a chill out area as its close to many residential flats and the University of Manchester Campus.

Vimto Park Sculpture

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Photo date: 27th September 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

Archimedes Statue, Manchester

Archimedes Eureka Moment Statue

The Archimedes Statue, Manchester sits under the railway arches in between Granby Row and Altringham Street, close to Barnes Wallis Building at Manchester Universityis this life size statue of Archimedes  leaping out from a bath during his famous ‘Eureka!’ moment. Unveiled in 1990, the sculpture is by Thompson Dagnall and is craved from stone.

Archimedes Statue Manchester

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Photo date: 27th September 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

The Salisbury pub near Oxford Road Station

The Salisbury Pub, Oxford Road, Manchester

The Salisbury pub, Manchester is a ale house is located just off Oxford road close to the entrance to Manchester’s Oxford Road Train Station.

Its a rock and roll themed public house with great atmosphere and The Salisbury pub is well worth a visit even if its just to see inside.

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Photo date: 20th September 2020

Photography copyright: Mikki Tiamo

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