A Salt Mine in Romania
The maddest location I was commissioned to shoot this year?
Unquestionably the Salina Turda Salt Mine in the Durga-Valea Sarata area of Romania.
This ex salt mine is now randomly a leisure park including underground lake with rowing boats, bowling alley and concert hall.
A 1km tunnel takes you to an elevator that drops you down into the largest cavern I’ve ever seen. Big enough to house a full size ferris wheel.
At one point my assistant and I climbed onto wooden planks positioned 112metres directly above the black boating lake, the walls of this vertical cavern had the most astonishing salt patterns.
Weird and wonderful.