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Lines

There are a few lines in this picture that I took yesterday -

snaefell 017

The curved pale line near the bottom is a road; the tiny black blob on it is a car. The two lines at the very top are, as they look, power-lines - they are there because they power this -

snaefell tram

The Snaefell Mountain Railway (known locally as the tram) - and, looking back to the top photo, you can see the tram line as the second one up - complete with a tram. There is actually a deep valley between the road and the tram lines.

The diagonal line on the original picture? This was a tin mining area and I'm pretty sure it is one of the many paths through the hills made by the miners.

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Those are a lot of different types of lines!
Thank you!
Beautiful shots, and very beautiful lines! I like the way the traces left by culture interlace with nature in such a simple and clear way here.
Thank you - I must say that the all-green one is one of my favourite shots of the year so far.
The fist pis is very beautiful. I love the manmade lines and the natural ones blend together. It is really nice to have the other shot facing towards the coast. It gives a sense of place.
Thank you. I really like that top pic myself, I have to admit.

The view toward the coast would have been even better on a slightly less hazy day - but I'm not complaining!
So many lines:)
I was actually surprised how many there are in the picture when I got it up on screen!
Very inviting lines, these.
Thank you.
Is the tram kept busy going up and down your mountain? Does it run daily?
It runs from early May until the end of October - every half hour or so from about 10.00 am to 17.30. And there is a 'workers tram' about 8.30am to check the line and for the cafe staff and the staff of the ticket office at the halfway point.

Over the winter they actually take down the wires on the very top section so that they don't get damaged by strong winds or ice forming on them.