Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth – Krakow, Wieliczka Salt Mine

“Wherever he saw a hole he always wanted to know the depth of it. To him this was important.”                                                                                                                           Jules Verne –  ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’

Down in the mine we walked for three and a half kilometres through a succession of chambers, carved chapels and exhibits that explained the history and the operation.   The route took us to a depth of three hundred and twenty-seven metres and down a precise total of eight hundred steps.  Almost at the bottom was the star of the show where an entire cathedral complete with a statue of the Polish Pope, John Paul II, had been craved into one of the largest caverns.

Read the full story…

Krakow, Wieliczka Salt Mine

Advertisements

13 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth – Krakow, Wieliczka Salt Mine

  1. I was surprised about that salt mine in Ontario which only produces 5% of the world’s needs!

    Like

  2. I really like that photo Andrew with the long tunnel. Not a person in sight. 🙂

    Like

  3. Great post – we are going there this year very excited 🙂

    Like

  4. That’s a lot of depth, Andrew. Did you ever think about the world overhead? This is an astonishing mine with all the carvings, lighting, tunnels and tourist accessibility.
    We have a salt mine in Goderich, Ontario? I had no idea.

    Like

  5. I visited a salt mine in Austria once and was presently surprised at how interesting and fun it was. Lots of history associated with salt!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I like the photo of you in this one – Guardian of the Underworld 🙂

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s