Cornish Engine House by hootonles

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You will find these engine houses dotted around the Cornish landscape; relics from the tin mining days of yesterday. This is one of my favourites, it is known by the name, “Wheal Coates, Engine House,”


cornish, engine house, industrial, landscape, tin mining

I live in sunny Southampton,England with my wife June. Retired, I am able to dedicate more time to my hobbies and interests, which are, photography, photo manipulation, cooking, gardening, reading, sightseeing, chess, painting, a variety of music and computing.
Up until I was fifteen, I was known as Les, and as I lived in Hooton in the Wirral, I became known as Les from Hooton, hence my pseudonym “Hootonles”. Since my leaving Hooton I have preferred to use my middle Christian name John.

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  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful colours!

  • Your comments are warmly appreciated, thank you.
    Sorry for the delay, I am still finding my way around.

    – hootonles

  • amyrey
    amyreyalmost 4 years ago

    That is a great one…. they do make perfect subjects don’t they. Marvellous colours. One wonders if people thought Cornwall was as beautiful as this when these mines were active – it must have been a hard life.

  • Thank you, your comments are much appreciated. I am sorry for the delay but I am still finding my way around and putting replies in the comments box etc. You are right I have studied their history and when I am on site, I can clearly picture the events of the past, when times were hard.

    – hootonles

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 4 years ago

    This is just too beautiful! What a fantastic view!

  • Your comments are warmly appreciated

    – hootonles

  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful scenery!

  • I appreciate your comment; thank you

    – hootonles

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 4 years ago

    big fave for me, it’s one place I have to visit everytime I’m in Cornwall. I’ve even had a go at painting this, and from the angle you took this photo from too!

  • It is funny that you should say that, for on my first visit to it, I noticed a lady painting it, and on my return visit I took this photo from the exact same spot. I wonder was it you?

    – hootonles

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent! I’ve just returned from Cornwall, unfortunately it wasn’t a photo exped, but family business, Thanks for sharing this amazing view. Don.

  • Your comment is warmly appreciated; thank you.

    – hootonles

  • tom j deters
    tom j detersalmost 4 years ago

    Really love it!!!!!!!! Wish I took it ;-D

  • I am very pleased that you love it; thank you.

    – hootonles

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 4 years ago

    it wasn’t me sat painting it :)) wish it was! No I did mine from a photograph I took, and I’ve just worked out I did it 20 yrs ago!! Time flies by so fast. There was a lady sat painting when I was there nearly 2 weeks ago now, although she was higher up painting the one set back from the cliff edge, wonder if it was the same woman?

  • What a pity it wasn’t you! I am beginning to think that many people gain enjoyment from photographing and painting this now historic image. Well, it is for many, very beautiful and set in such wonderful scenery, also the light in Cornwall on occasions is so vibrant.

    – hootonles

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 4 years ago

    I’ve more photos to come yet from Cornwall, the light down there is fantastic, especially at St Ives, I did a couple of handheld shots whilst there one evening, I couldn’t resist, the light was amazing!

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • I am pleased to be a member. As I will be visiting some NT properties in the near future, I will, hopefully, gain some more images.

    – hootonles

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