Looking down on Star City, W.Va.. I took this shot from behind the University Town Centre (sic), which sits atop an abandoned mine site (PDF). That's the Monongahela River winding its way north towards Pittsburgh, where it joins the Allegheny River to form the Ohio River. A conveyor in the middle-left transports coal directly to barges on the river. Behind the hill is a smoke stack for the Longview coal-burning power plant.