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photoblog image Krakow-Wieliczka salt mine - 1

Krakow-Wieliczka salt mine - 1

 

The surface buildings of the mine at Wieliczka, about 20 minutes from Krakow.  Extraction of salt from surface water dates back to prehistoric times, with the first mining taking place in the middle ages.  Extraction of the rock salt ceased in 1996, but salt is still produced from the water running through the mine.

Krakow-Wieliczka salt mine - 1

 

The surface buildings of the mine at Wieliczka, about 20 minutes from Krakow.  Extraction of salt from surface water dates back to prehistoric times, with the first mining taking place in the middle ages.  Extraction of the rock salt ceased in 1996, but salt is still produced from the water running through the mine.

comments (7)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 23 Oct 2018, 01:00
hmmm, intriguing history

beautiful structure
Tom Wilson: Yes, a handsome building.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Oct 2018, 01:02
Easy of the eye...
Tom Wilson: It is indeed.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 23 Oct 2018, 07:16
I have been here twice Tom - it’s that good. And I posted a few pictures a while back.
Tom Wilson: Yes, this was my second visit - the first was in Communist times, in 1986. Very different now!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 23 Oct 2018, 07:18
This might be the place Chad & I descended into the nether world Tom
Tom Wilson: It is indeed, Chris.
Living in a town that floats on brine I would love to see this place Tom
Tom Wilson: You'd be fascinated, Bill - my second visit.
It has certainly be 'done up' well to attract the tourists.
Tom Wilson: Everything is very well organized.
Nice building. Too crowded.
Tom Wilson: 6,000 visitors a day! However, the groups are very well managed and down in the mine it doesn't seem crowded.

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