Sunday, October 24, 2010

Turda Salt Mine - Transylvania, Romania


















Turda Salt Mine

Salina Turda Romania

One of the most important salt mines in Transylvania- Romania, Turda Salt Mine has been known since ancient times, but it has been put into operation for underground mining work during the Roman period.

The Salt Mine is mentioned in official documents for the first time in 1271, when the mine was offered to the Transylvanian Catholic Church leaders. In the Middle Ages, Turda was one of the biggest places of salt extraction in entire region. The salt was extracted as clods, which were then cut by specialist workers. The mines were lit by candles and tallow rush lights; explosives were never used for exploitation nor mechanical equipment used for cutting the salt.
The microclimate in the mine is characterized by yearly variations of temperature between 11 - 12° C; the average humidity level inside is 80% and the air pressure is between 747-752 mm Hg.
The lack of pathogen bacterium and a moderate air ionization is therefore favorable to breathing treatments.
Impressive galleries, long tunnels and mining system, great acoustics and very healthy microclimate.

32 comments:

se-cret said...

Ha,Ha,Ha... și Vântul te-a purtat și pe aceste meleaguri.Frumoase fotografii,mă bucur tare.

AnDRAW said...

Absolut minunat si spectaculos! Frumoasa realizare! Am vazut ceva asemanator, mai demult, la Adrian Petrisor.
Minunat!

DaddyNoBucks said...

Stunning series of photos, great lighting, contrast, and crisp focus.

Rocket Man said...

Very interesting and the photos are excellent!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

This place is really remarkable, old and space-age stuff all clinging together in one place...

Cloudia said...

senzaţională!




Aloha from Honolulu

Comfort Spiral

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ADRIAN said...

A stunning set of images you have really excelled here. tremendous,

pharaonx said...

cel mai mult imi place jocul tau :color-alb negru. Din nou surprinzator.frumos

Alberto Oliver said...

Hi Wind:

After have enjoyed these great pictures from such an interesting place, i would want to wish you a great week as well, and a fantastic journey, hope everything to go alright!!
Enjoy and keep well
/Alberto

Joop Zand said...

Hello Wind

A lot excellent pictures with good compositions.... good work.

Greetings, Joop

have a nice time in Austria

Ignacio Santana said...

Un lugar impresionante...donde has tomado unas fotografías impresionantes!!!

Están muy bien realizadas, con buenos encuadres aprovechando perfectamente las posibilidades de este increible lugar...enhorabuena y un abrazo!!! ;)

Bitch said...

Great images and very interesting
place..
Going to Austria?
So all of us are waiting for nice
shootings!
Monika

cartim said...

Deosebit de interesante imaginile tale , frumos, mi-ai starnit curiozitatea.

Andras said...

Felicitari pentru aceste poze!Alegi unghiuri superbe!!!

Clint said...

Hi Wind---thank you, my friend, for your wonderful pictures and a most interesting history lesson!

joo said...

Such an interesting place and your photos are lovely!

ANRAFERA said...

Fotografías llenas de luz, color y detalles. Me gustan mucho tus trabajos son espectaculares. Saludos y feliz semana.
Ramón

nothingprofound said...

You make even a salt mine look poetic.

Dumitru ( micky65 ) said...

Incredibil de frumos acest loc.Nu am vizitat aceasta salina(sa-mi fie rusine)...inca. Multumesc wind!Imaginile sunt superbe!

Franja said...

extraordinarias imágenes! subrealistas parecen sacadas de otro mundo. magnifico

ρομπερτ said...

A surreal place.

Reminded me of a book called "salt of the earth". Please have a good Tuesday.

daily athens

Rizalenio said...

Amazing patterns. These photos are images that I can see in my dreams. The experience looking at your photos is so surreal. Awesome compositions.

freeseodesign said...

Excelent cadru, de poveste…

joanny said...

What a fascinating history of this salt mine and fantastic photography series. Excellent work -- loved each photo for the unique camera angle and visual appeal. I felt like I was on another planet it was so surreal.

cheers,
joanny

T. Becque said...

What a fabulous place to photograph! The history of it is very interesting too. Great!

pgogo said...

Superb. Abia astept sa ajung si eu pe acolo. Sper la anul.
Superb!

CIMPOACA LAURENTIU said...

frumoase imagini...ti-au iesit f bine...bravo

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