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From the past

Posted by
Anina Botes (Auckland, New Zealand) on 9 April 2010 in Architecture.

A closer look at one of the outside walls of the old Pumphouse.

´╗┐Built around 1904, from a design used in the tin mines of Cornwall, England, the structure housed steam engines and pumping machinery. The pumps were needed to cope with the ever increasing quantities of water as the mine workings followed the gold-bearing quartz reefs to a final depth of 600 metres.

PENTAX *ist DL 1/250 second F/9.5 ISO 200 43 mm

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1/250 second
ISO 200
43 mm