Thursday, June 19, 2003

Llechwedd vacation [Pre-blog]

It's vacation time for me.
We went here, at least in part cos I have a childhood fascination with slate and also cos I like the fresh air loads.
This is the entrance to the main cafe and shop of the museum where you can get tickets to go underground to the slate mine where it's extracted from. Mommy and I have tea and biscuits but all of a sudden I'm feeling like I'm nine or ten wanting to hold her hand for security.
They even have an old fashioned sweet shop on site too and it reminds me of the times I bought sweets in the same way way asking for them and the shop owner making you a bag of them up.
In the background are the mounds of slate from the past and in the foreground a rail line and steam train used to transport slate at the time.

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