Cave Painting the Columns

January 13, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

A few days before Christmas, I organised a caving trip to visit the Columns in Ogof Ffynnon Ddu II (OFD) cave. A lime kiln, which had been built above the cave and operated a hundred and fifty years ago, caused lime to seep through the ground with rain water and drip through the roof of the cave forming these colourful formations – the Columns are technically ‘industrial waste’ .

 

Special thanks to Columns Warden Vince Allkins who gave up his Sunday to give me access to the gated Columns, Neil Montgomery and the ‘other Vince’ who carried my tripod…..

 

'The Columns' Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave, South Wales, UK'The Columns' Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave, South Wales, UK

'The Columns' Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave, South Wales, UK'The Columns' Ogof Ffynnon Ddu cave, South Wales, UK

 

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