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TDW's got it.. Nanaimo harbour, and specifically Newcastle Island Marine Park, with the second pic from nearby Protection island, the famed Dinghy dock pub behind the foliage on the right. (The palms were supposed to throw you off)

Interesting link, Seaduction... but whoever it is got it wrong. Gabriola Island is a few miles distant, and all the quarry/pulpstone/pillar references are actually to do with Newcastle Island, currently the park.

This park has many kms of trails, several quarry ruins, footings of old canneries, was a significant coal mining area (hence the name).. Coal shafts and tunnels run under the sea between Naniamo and Newcastle, and an old ventilator shaft still stands.

A former Union Steamships tour stop, the original dance hall still stands and is often rented out for parties and weddings. Campsites, passenger ferries, camp floats for 60 odd boats and dozens of mooring buoys round out one of BC's premier sailing destination.
The palms do throw one off. I saw some similar palms in Dublin, Ireland in 2009 in April. I have pictures, too. I found a website for the historical society of Gabriola which talks about the sandstone quarries as well. From late 1800 till 1936. Its this link: Gabriola Historical and Museum Society: Collections - Industry
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It seems like a scholarly article with several references, including a survey for property on Gabriola for the quarry. So there's no old sandstone quarries on Gabriola, eh?
Yeah.. sorry... learn something every day..

I guess the difference is that there's been little/no promotion or advertising of the former Gabriola sandstone industry. There does appear to be specific references to Gabriola locations, and the pulpstone references include Newcastle.

All the info available at the Newcastle quarry doesn't, IIRC, mention Gabriola but do mention the SF Mint and other buildings hence my confusion..

Thanks for that...eh?

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The palms in Dublin, St. Stephens Green in the city.
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Awaiting a picture of somewhere in Tasmania!
Ha bloody ha .....

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Macquarie Island, Antartica? OOPs, Tasmania. Well maybe its Australias. Its the station on the north end of the island.

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Macquarie Island, Antartica? OOPs, Tasmania. Well maybe its Australias. Its the station on the north end of the island.
Damn ... too easy eh ?

Macquarie Island it is. MI is part of the Australian Antarctic Territory.

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Sorry for the delay; I've been sleeping. Whereabouts of this hazy picture?
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Weeksville, North Carolina. Old WWII airship hangar?


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Sorry for the delay; I've been sleeping. Whereabouts of this hazy picture?
Looks a little like Moffett Field, but I don't think the hangar is that close to SF Bay.

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