Skip to comments.The Polish Wieliczka Salt Mine comes to Google Street View
Posted on 09/10/2013 9:25:21 AM PDT by Dysart
In medieval times, when salt was precious, the mine brought great wealth to Poland. Over the centuries, the men who mined it filled it with religious and historical sculptures and underground chapels alongside their workshops. Older miners taught younger ones how to carve in salt. In modern times, mine officials invited artists to create other sculptures in the mine's passageways.
Chapel of St. Kinga in the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland Screenshot from Google Street View
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Dwarf Statues in the Wieliczka Salt Mine: Screenshot from Google Street View
On my bucket list to visit there.
Intriguing historical spot in Poland with a couple more photos at the link.
A friend of mine went there and said it was spectacular. I’m thinking of doing a trip to Poland before too long, and this will be on it!
Me too. I’ve been scouring and compiling E European sites of interest. Bulgaria and Hungary are especially culturally beautiful and rich. Plus Poland has lovely women, many of them Redheads.
I’d love to find a little chalet in the Zakopane area.
My DIL took my grandson there last year. Even at age four he was enthralled for three hours.