Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

Poland-12, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine, located in the town of Wieliczka, is within Poland's Kraków metropolitan area. It had been until 2007 in continuous operation, producing table salt, since the 13th century. It was one of the world's oldest operating salt mines (the oldest being in Bochnia, Poland, some 20 kilometers distant from Wieliczka).

The postcards shows a view of St. Kinga's Chapel, masterpiece carved in rock-salt by the Wieliczka mine-sculptors.


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