Petra, my partner and fellow mine-explorer, recently gave this blog a make-over. I thought that this would be a good time to feature some of her photos, which I always reckon are much better than mine.
This one was from our visit to Hendre Ddu, in Cwm Pennant. As we've got better lights and equipment now, I am keen to get back there soon.
She calls this one "One Track Mine" ; it's at our favourite location, Cwt-y-Bugail.
The Barracks at Cwmorthyn, of course. Shots of this are ten a penny, but I think this one has something of the special atmosphere Blaenau poet Gwyn Thomas describes, when he calls Cwmorthyn the "Cup of Loneliness".
The rough and rocky road to Bwlch-y-Plwm lead mine, another place that is close to home. Petra's photos can be found on her photo blog here.