Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow, Poland

Well, it means something special to me…

The mine is a tourist attraction and about one million, two hundred thousand people visit every year.  This might seem like a strange sort of place to visit but the attraction is a collection of statues and an entire cathedral that have been carved out of the rock salt by the miners over the years – presumably during their tea breaks.  So impressive are the sculptures that in 1978 the Wieliczka salt mine was placed on the original UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

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2 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine

  1. Pingback: WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : MINE « 2012 – ON THE BENCH

  2. I wondered if someone was somehow going to use this meaning of the word. Good choice, Andrew!

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