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photoblog image Krakow-Wieliczka salt mine - 2

Krakow-Wieliczka salt mine - 2

 

Winding gear for moving salt between levels - hand operated by four miners.  The mine is 327 metres deep on nine levels, one descends on foot down the first set of more than 350 steps - fortunately one gets back up in the lift!

 

En route to Sweden today - normal service resumed as soon as possible.

Krakow-Wieliczka salt mine - 2

 

Winding gear for moving salt between levels - hand operated by four miners.  The mine is 327 metres deep on nine levels, one descends on foot down the first set of more than 350 steps - fortunately one gets back up in the lift!

 

En route to Sweden today - normal service resumed as soon as possible.

comments (8)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Oct 2018, 00:48
The close view works well.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ray
A fine collection of gears...
Tom Wilson: Knew what they were about smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 24 Oct 2018, 01:16
wow, four men to move it

that would be so difficult

no wonder people say, "back to the salt mines"
Tom Wilson: Hard work!
I don't really get claustrophobic - but I think this might make me claustrophobic! smile Nice shot though!
Tom Wilson: Actually, the passages and chambers were generally quite high enough.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 24 Oct 2018, 06:33
Quite an experience going down there Tom

Bon voyage!
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Chris.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 24 Oct 2018, 07:51
It must have been a pysichard job, let alone any psychological issues of working underground.
Tom Wilson: Hard work, indeed.
I camn imagine one wouldbe worn out before even reaching the working level of the mine.
Tom Wilson: I think they went down by lift of some kind from quite early on.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Oct 2018, 13:27
I have been down in various types of mines before and never liked it. Four guys walking round and around ...
Tom Wilson: I'd been down this one before, and down a coal mine - the latter was much more oppressive!

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