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.

Thursday, October 19, 2006


Tuzla and surrounding region has always been known for its coalmines. Coalminers played a big role in an uprising against German occupying army in the Second World War. They organized themselves as a part of a ‘partisan’ army.
This “Coalminer” monument was built to commemorate all the coalminers that lost their lives in the Second World War. Nearly every household had a small version of the “Coalminer”.

Almost every family had someone working in a coalmine industry.


Blogger Olivier said...

c'est un peu votre 'soldat inconnu'. Merci pour l'histoire de ta ville, c'est trés interessant

it is a little your “unknown soldier”. Thank you for the history for your city, it is very interesting

19 October, 2006 06:27  
Blogger selana18 said...

Hello jazzy,
Very interesting information as on my country we had the same organization during the Second World War.
Do you remember what is in written on the statue?

19 October, 2006 09:08  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Very impressive!

19 October, 2006 09:54  
Blogger Owen said...

For once a criticism, I'm afraid. With a dark material like this it's important to get some more light on the subject or the detail is lost. I think the viewfinder can be misleading on a bright day like this seems to have been.

19 October, 2006 11:05  
Blogger Kris said...

it is a strong figure and its interesting to know people keep a miniature ones at home :)

19 October, 2006 11:23  
Blogger Ovelikios said...

For an unknown reason, I love that "socialist" art.

20 October, 2006 14:45  
Blogger Moloko said...

i still do have the small version -:)

21 October, 2006 15:26  
Blogger Kala said...

bless their hearrts! Coal miners are some of the harest working people in one of the most dangerous professions!

22 October, 2006 00:15  

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