Our journey passes through the small industrial city of Lithgow which is just west of the Blue Mountains. Lithgow has thrived over the years on mining, power stations and other industrial activities - which modern society seems to abhor. Today the city struggles a little but is a nice place nestled in a beautiful part of the country so will not fade away.
Like many country towns in Australia it has a "big thing". I took this photo of the big mining lamp in April 2010. It looks the same today.
A poem for today
God's Grandeur by Gerard Manly Hopkins