Wednesday, November 2, 2016

POLAND ~ The Historic Salt Mine Wieliczka - UNESCO ~

...Great views of one of the oldest Salt mines in the world.... it works since the Middle Ages...  each year it is visited by more than one million tourists from all over the world...and you can actually mail a postcard from down there, using a special postmark...Thanks sooo much Andrene!!(♥‿♥)
Photo: Janusz Podlecki
1. The Danilowcz Shaft - 2. The Great Legend sculpture - 3. Gnomes sculpture - 4. The Weimar Chamber - 5. The Erazm Baracz Chamber - 6. The Pieskowa Skala Chamber - 7. St. Kinga's Chapel - 8. The Nicholas Copernicus Chamber

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is located in the town of Wieliczka in southern Poland. Opened in the 13th century, the mine produced table salt continuously until 2007, as one of the world's oldest salt mines in operation.

The mine reaches a depth of 327 meters and is over 287 kilometres (178 mi) long. The mine's attractions include dozens of statues and four chapels carved out of the rock salt by the miners. The older sculptures have been supplemented with new carvings made by contemporary artists.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine was included on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1978.

Flowers and Fruits
(Issued 15-07-2016)

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