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Old Oct 24, 2007, 12:03 PM   #1
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I recently went on a field trip with my Uni to the Torr Works quarry in Somerset, UK.
The photo doesn't really show you the scale of it, but it's huge, biggest in Europe I believe.



Flickr has resized it so it's a bit small, a larger version can be found here (3000x825 562kb)
To give you an idea of scale, the blue "crusher" on the other side of the quarry is the eqivelent height of a 7 storey building!
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Old Oct 24, 2007, 11:20 PM   #2
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Very nice, and well worth looking at the full sized version. What software did you use to stitch it together?
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Old Oct 25, 2007, 9:19 AM   #3
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i've seen a strip mine like this in douglas,az. and HUGE can't even come close to a description.

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Old Oct 25, 2007, 11:32 AM   #4
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Very nice, and well worth looking at the full sized version. What software did you use to stitch it together?
I used Hugin.

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Old Oct 26, 2007, 12:33 AM   #5
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Very well done,in your picture it's even beautiful. (Which I don't think it is in real life.:-))

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Old Oct 26, 2007, 6:58 AM   #6
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I guess It's not rather attractive now, but it is hidden very well.
Standing only 100m from the enrtrance you have no idea it's there, it's so quiet!

When they are finished they plan to let it flood as it is already below the watertable.
They have already started planting shurbs and trees on each level as well.
I think it will look very nice once its done, but I think thats a long way off in the future yet.
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