City on a grain of salt. Tuzla means a place of salt and it lays on top of the salt lake. It is suspected it has been there for around 7000 years as one of the oldest places in Europe.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Salt wells

After the sunset, old salt wells just above the city.
These salt wells are not in use any more because of the collapsing of the ground underneath the city. There was only one mine in Tuzla where salt was exploited by mining in the period from 1968 to 2000.
Still, they represent what actually Tuzla was and still is, the city of salt.
Salt = Life that's how we say it.


Blogger danafaye said...

Very romantic looking ...

17 July, 2006 04:00  
Blogger mamyke & KrE said...

We saw these wells a week ago, when we were at the Panonica Lake. :)

17 July, 2006 10:33  
Blogger Kris said...

wonderful shot!
salt = life, hmm..maybe:)

17 July, 2006 12:44  
Blogger Kala said...

interesting post - scary to think the ground underneath collapses - yikes - but I like the colorsssss of the horizon - wow - pretty

17 July, 2006 14:17  
Blogger edwin s said...

great twilight shot jazzy!

17 July, 2006 14:20  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

I just know that Tuzla is the city of salt. Salt = life ... I think so. Foods don't taste good without salt :) Nice shot!

17 July, 2006 14:34  
Blogger Alex S said...

We have mines far up north in Sweden in a town called Kiruna. Those mines extracted not salt but ore. Because of the major excavations they are going to, and listen to this, move the entire town! = )

17 July, 2006 22:22  
Blogger Jazzy said...

Thank you all for stopping by =).
Alex - wow, that's probably a must but what a shame for that town. Some experts in Tuzla are saying it's dangerous and some don't, lets hope the same thing doesn't happen to Tuzla.

18 July, 2006 10:21  
Blogger Anne said...

Hmm hope you drink lots of water there coz too much salt is bad for your kidneys :)

18 July, 2006 13:45  

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