Sep 04, 2010
Sep 24, 2010
As you can see, John found chips down there in the depths of the earth! From the Eiffel Tower to deep underground, there’s chips to be found everywhere you look!
Today we went to a salt mine. Didn't have to do any hard labour and definitely didn’t lick the walls! (Although that was on offer!) It’s an enormous mine – there’s over 2,000 chambers connected by over 370kms of tunnels on 9 levels. We only got to see less than 2% of it and only down to the third level but it took us around 4 hours underground walking through tunnels. A lot of the chambers are enormous. There’s chapels, restaurant, souvenir shops, function rooms etc. All of its been handmade, mostly using just a pick and shovel and has been mined constantly for many hundreds of years. There’s a lot of carvings, statues and murals on walls. One chamber had some modern art in it. We were not so sure the block covered with used cigarette butts should be called artwork!