"To muse, to creep, to halt at will, to gaze ... such sweet wayfaring" William Wordsworth
They left a lot of tailings. That would not be allowed today.
I'm surprised that the mess is still so visible, surely this mining operation shut down years ago.
What an intriguing landscape of a chimney stack amoung native and man-made forests.
I SO love a good chimney ... I don't think they're at all out of place in a natural landscape, in fact they fit in better than - say - houses, people and cars!!!