Sunday, 18 August 2013

Parys Mountain

After a complete washout yesterday we are out and about again.
Visited the copper mine site called Parys Mountain near Amlwch.
The copper was discovered in 1768 and for the next half century there was intensive mining, resulting in one of the most extraordinary industrial landscapes in Europe, according to the guidebook.
It was completely amazing and the bright orange and purple rocks stood out against the surrounding green landscape.
The mine has been used in films as the surface of the moon, Dr Who and most recently, Mortal Kombat 2.
Well worth a visit.

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