Lithgow Blast Furnace (just west of the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia) … a site which is now the only remaining relic of Australia’s iron-making history. Walls are barely standing – these structures are a sad shell of what they were. The Furnace was established in 1886 by William Sandford, and it continued production until 1928 when the entire industry was moved to Port Kembla on the South Coast.
Lithgow has a fascinating history, which includes the establishment of the first coal mine in the valley … more info here.
Metering centre weighted.
Photomatix HDR from a single jpeg (1/3 EV) and tweaked in CS3.
FEATURED in Unwanted, Abandoned & Saved Through Preservation Group, June 2010