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Art Print

Adrian Evans (adrianevans)

Tar Tunnel 1787

by Adrian Evans
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DESCRIPTION

Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.

ABOUT THE ART

The Tar Tunnel is located in the Ironbridge Gorge at Coalport, England.
Miners struck a gushing spring of natural bitumen, a black treacle-like substance, when digging a canal tunnel for the Coalport Canal in 1787. After digging some 3,000ft into the hill the canal project was abandoned in favour of bitumen extraction.

The tunnel was a great curiosity in the eighteenth century and bitumen still oozes gently from the brick walls today. Bitumen's chief commercial use at the time was to treat and weatherproof ropes and caulk wooden ships, but small amounts were processed and bottled as a remedy for rheumatism.




Timothy Davis commented on October 11, 2012 7:06am
Awesome
Catru commented on October 11, 2012 10:26am
coolness :))
Adrian Evans commented on October 11, 2012 2:25pm
Thank you very much Timothy and Carina :)
Dirk Wuestenhagen Imagery commented on October 12, 2012 2:26am
cool picture
Catspaws commented on October 12, 2012 3:17pm
3000' into the tunnel ? horrifying-fab image though !
Adrian Evans commented on October 15, 2012 2:42pm
Thank you Catspaws and Dirk, appreciated
Monica Ortel ❖ commented on October 15, 2012 3:19pm
this is an awesome shot!
Adrian Evans commented on October 16, 2012 2:30am
Thank you Monica :)
Darren Wilkes Fine Art Images commented on October 16, 2012 12:44pm
This has a spooky look to it I wouldn't like to be there on my own, Great work
Adrian Evans commented on October 16, 2012 3:01pm
yes it was a bit spooky and that was only half way lol
Guido Montañés commented on October 24, 2012 2:30am
Nice image!
Adrian Evans commented on October 25, 2012 12:25pm
Thank you very much Guido
Jay W commented on October 25, 2012 1:26pm
Beautiful - love the description and history of the shot - really interesting.
PacoVina commented on October 25, 2012 5:28pm
Nice !!
Pixel Pop commented on October 25, 2012 7:53pm
awesome.
Adrian Evans commented on October 26, 2012 6:25am
Thank you All very much, appreciated
Pepe Rodriguez commented on November 25, 2012 10:40am
The picture is fantastic! And just like Jay, I agree that the description ads that extra bit! Good job!
Adrian Evans commented on November 25, 2012 10:42am
Thank you very much Pepe, appreciated
Megstuff commented on January 28, 2013 9:29am
Love this!
Adrian Evans commented on February 5, 2013 12:09pm
Thank you very much Meg appreciated
Ghost Shadow commented on February 10, 2013 2:10pm
cool and creepy. nice work.
Alice Gosling commented on February 10, 2013 6:59pm
fantastic, great atmosphere
Adrian Evans commented on February 16, 2013 11:30am
Thank you Alice and Ghost Shadow
Poppy Ursley commented on April 17, 2013 9:06am
A Favourite!
Tracie Brown commented on June 7, 2013 10:08pm
Love the lines~
A Wandering Soul commented on June 13, 2014 9:56am
This is really neat!
Brian Stowell commented on June 17, 2014 5:26pm
Killer photo! Would love to explore down there sometime.
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