A Salty Conspiracy
There are some secrets in this world that don’t make any sense. The Wieliczka Salt Mines near Krakow sparkle so mysteriously that I can’t help but wonder whether they’re part of an international conspiracy.
Yet a salt mine that functioned for over 800 years, whose miners created life-sized figures deep beneath the earth, whose art survived the Nazis, the communist occupation, floods and landslides? Barely a word.
Survived the Nazis, the communist occupation, floods and landslides
Well, alright, I am stretching a point. The Wieliczka Salt Mines do attract over a million visitors each year and UNESCO have duly acknowledged them as a World Heritage Site. Still, 8.5 million people visit the Louvre in Paris each year (and if you ask me, her smile’s not that mysterious.)
So, today I thought I’d share my photos of the Wieliczka Salt Mines. Sit back and enjoy, or if you’re interested in more then please read my article in Desert Leaf.
Top Image: A Salt Chandelier in St Kinga Chapel, Wieliczka Salt Mines, Poland.