Tag: salt

Mar 10, 2016

17th Century Romanian Salt Mine Gets Converted Into Wild Tourist Attraction

17th Century Romanian Salt Mine Gets Converted Into Wild Tourist Attraction

It’s like stepping into another world

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Oct 19, 2015

The Everyday Astronaut Visits A Flooded Bonneville Salt Flats

The Everyday Astronaut Visits A Flooded Bonneville Salt Flats

For the last two years, photographer Tim Dodd has never travelled without his vintage Russian space suit (an impulse online purchase).

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May 5, 2015

Breathtaking Timelapses from the World’s Largest Salt Flat

Breathtaking Timelapses from the World’s Largest Salt Flat

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes and is at an elevation of 3,656 meters (11,995 ft). It is covered by a few meters of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness with…

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Dec 29, 2013

Picture of the Day: World’s Largest Reflection Pool

Picture of the Day: World’s Largest Reflection Pool

WORLD’S LARGEST REFLECTION POOL Photograph by Kuroiniisan on Wikimedia Commons When it rains at Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni (the world’s largest salt flat), the landscape transforms into a giant and shallow reflection pool. And if you happen to capture the phenomenon at sunset, you get a beautiful photograph like this. At 10,582…

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Oct 3, 2013

‘Medusa’ Lake Turns Animals to Stone

‘Medusa’ Lake Turns Animals to Stone

In Greek mythology, Medusa was a monster with the face of a human female and a head of venomous snakes for hair. Gazing directly upon her would turn any creature to stone. In northern Tanzania, Lake Natron has had similar effects—on birds in particular. As part of his latest book, Across the Ravaged Land,…

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Apr 15, 2013

Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral

Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral

Located 135 meters (443 ft) underground is the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine in southern Poland. Entered into the UNESCO First World Heritage List in 1978, it was also proclaimed a Historical Monument by the President of the Republic of Poland in 1994. The mine is located in the town of Wieliczka and is within…

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