Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lime Burning

Replica of an old lime kiln near Rye beach.
Lime burning used to be a a big industry on the Mornington Peninsula for most of the 19th century.
Rye to Tootgarook on Port Phillip Bay used to be one of the largest lime burning centres in Victoria.
The last commercial burning of lime on the peninsula was at Rye.

Medieval trade
From limeburning in England
Cathedrals arose

Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2


Sylvia K said...

What an interesting post/capture, Gemma! I've never seen lime kiln before! Wonderful shadows for the day and the perfect words! Enjoy your day!!

Sylvia K said...

Gemma, thank you for correcting my entry -- not sure what happened this morning, but I couldn't enter it correctly so had to enter again and I really don't like to do that!! I do appreciate your help!!

Judy SheldonWalker said...

This picture would be great for a micro fiction!

Chubskulit Rose said...

That is gorgeous!


I never heard of this before, so your commentary was a good source of information. Love the shadows Gemma.

Daryl said...


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