Water is another linking factor between the places we are visiting during this project, I've been recording water where ever I go.
The imagery from the Gin Hill Shaft made me think of a piece of writing I came across about Thomas Sopwith. He is reputed to have told his biographer WB Richardson that:
"the mountain led him towards the skies and made him familiar with the stars;
the earth kept him from being too aspiring, and in return made him familiar with the treasures of old which lie on her surface;
and the mine took him under the earth, a still humbler sphere, to seek out knowledge in darkness, and goods that are held in secret".
For a man with so many practical interests: geology, engineering, economics etc; Sopwith could be quite poetic.