6 thoughts on “Mandala #282 – Slate

  1. Filled with interesting textures an images. As a matter of interest, Welsh slate was often used as ballast for sailing ships that landed at Port Elizabeth in the 1800s, with the result that a number of old houses both there and in the town where I live still have slate roofs, and the older graves have slate headstones.

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    1. That is interesting, Anne! I live about a mile away (as the crow flies) from Penrhyn Quarry. In its heyday it was the largest slate quarry in the world. Slate was transported along a railway to Port Penrhyn from where it was shipped all over the world. As you might guess, it was a very common material around here and the vast majority of headstones in local graveyards were fashioned from it.


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