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From Pit to Port

Posted by
Philip (South Wales, United Kingdom) on 6 November 2011 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The inscription by the creator, the late John Clinch, is very apt. The blood, sweat and toil of the miner's work ended up in Cardiff Docklands destined for export world wide. This tribute to the men of the South Wales Coalfield is, in my opinion, one of the best statues in Cardiff Bay.

The statue was completed posthumously by Jon Buck in 2005.

Photographed by many people. He is a handsome chap even in B&W.

Note: The bronze sculpture of a young local couple with their dog (by Mermaid Quay) was also sculpted by John Clinch in 1993.

NIKON D90 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 18 mm

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L'Angevine from Angers, France

j'apprécie cette sculpture

6 Nov 2011 12:34pm

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Super bw-treatment. A really good picture.

6 Nov 2011 5:42pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice composition

9 Nov 2011 3:52pm

1/320 second
ISO 200
18 mm